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On August 18th, the Department of State Lands (DSL) denied a key permit to Ambre Energy, the corporation that proposes to export over 8 million tons of coal each year by transporting it through Oregon and the Columbia Gorge.
Huge thanks to everyone who has contacted Governor Kitzhaber and the Department of State Lands with your concerns about the grave risks associated with this project! You helped us score a big win for the health and safety of all Oregonians, the Columbia River, and for our planet's climate.
Summary of DSL's decision (Read the analysis of our colleagues at Columbia Riverkeeper)
What does this mean for the future of this proposal? (Read the analysis of our colleagues at Columbia Riverkeeper)
Our governor and the Department of State Lands listened and made the right choice. Northwest families deserve and will accept nothing less than the leadership that protects the waters of our state and the health of our people. We celebrate this landmark victory with our partners but our work is not finished.
Together we'll continue work to protect against this threat and other coal export proposals, like the coal export facility at Longview proposed by Ambre Energy’s subsidiary, Millennium Bulk Logistics.