Columbia River

Coal Export Terminal Gets OK From Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st April Newscoal export terminalColumbia River

Oregon environmental regulators have given a water quality OK to a proposed coal export terminal on the Columbia River, but the project still faces an adverse ruling from another state agency and questions about its economics in a slumping coal market.

The East Oregonian reports ( ) the state Department of Environmental Quality issued a water quality certificRead More »

Crab Boat Remains Stuck In Columbia River

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th December NewsColumbia Rivercrab boat stuckThe Titan
A salvage crew has been unable to move a 78-foot crab boat that ran aground at the mouth of the Columbia River near Ilwaco with 3,500 gallons of diesel on board. The Coast Guard says there was no visible pollution Monday from the vessel - the Titan out of Warrenton, Oregon.Read More »

US Sets Bargaining Positions For Columbia River Negotiations

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th December NewsColumbia Riverhydropower
The United States has staked out its position for potential negotiations with Canada over a treaty governing hydropower and flood control on the Columbia River and seeks to keep more of the energy produced at dams. Canada hasn't released a corresponding final negotiation stand, but a draft released earlier this year recommended the opposite: that the U.S.Read More »

Planners: Columbia River Bridge Replacement Would Cost Businesses Millions

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February Newsbridge replacementColumbia River
Planners working on a proposed Interstate 5 replacement bridge over the Columbia River estimate three manufacturers upriver could lose $30 million to $116 million in profits because they won't be able to get some of their big products under the span. The manufacturers fabricate giant devices such as oil drilling rigs and dam gates.Read More »


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