Planned coal export terminal would exceed pollution standards


Ambre Energy’s proposed coal export terminal at Port of Morrow in Boardman would violate federal air quality standards, a Sierra Club-commissioned study says.

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Ambre Energy’s proposed coal export terminal at Port of Morrow in Boardman would violate federal air quality standards, a Sierra Club-commissioned study says.

“Oregon rules don’t allow DEQ to issue permits for facilities that exceed air quality standards,” says Aubrey Baldwin, a Portland attorney for the environmental groups.

But DEQ officials say state law doesn’t authorize them to consider emissions from “mobile sources” — including trains, tugs and barges — in their review.

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