The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
How the coal terminal may impact a Montana tribe
For the Crow Nation tribe, which is sitting on coal reserves here, and many coal companies like Cloud Peak, exports could make the difference between just getting by and prospering.
NEW YORK TIMES
Sierra Club sues over coal dust from NW trains
The suit in federal court charges that coal dust from uncovered trains passing through the Columbia River Gorge is polluting the waterways.
Coal-port supporters complain about 'stall' tactics
Calls for a wide-ranging study are aimed at delaying good projects, according to backers of coal exports.
British Columbia rejects coal mine
The Raven mine has faced much opposition from Comox Valley residents concerned about its impact on drinking water and the local shellfish industry.
THE TYEE (VANCOUVER, B.C.)
British Columbia voters punish party that sought to block energy shipments to Asia
The New Democratic Party was poised for victory in B.C. parliamentary elections until its leader promised to block pipelines that would ship Alberta oil for export to Asia.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Coal port in Oregon bites the dust
The terminal development firm, Kinder Morgan, attributed the change of plans to problems with site logistics at the Port of St. Helens. Three more proposals remain, two in Washington state.