Oregon splits difference on Ambre Energy coal grants


The Oregon Transportation Commission awarded one grant associated with the Australia-based coal export plan, but rejected a second.

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The Oregon Transportation Commission awarded one grant associated with the Australia-based coal export plan, but rejected a second.

The commission gave the Port of St. Helens $2 million to extend a berth for the Ambre project but declined a separate $2 million request to pay for improvements to a another berth.

Earlier this week, the Oregon Department of State Landsrejected Ambre Energy’s request for a permit to place pilings in the Columbia River at Coyote Island at the Port of Morrow. Ambre wants to move coal from the Powder River Basin by train to Morrow, load it onto barges, then transfer it to ocean going vessels at the Port of St. Helens.

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