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Pacific Northwest under pressure to become a fossil fuel export hub


Coal train along the Columbia River.
Photo by Daniel Dancer.

– “As the fossil fuel industry turns up its pressure to turn the Pacific Northwest into a fossil fuel export hub, a Thin Green Line stands in its way.”

“Since 2003 a rash of proposals have surfaced in communities throughout the Northwest to export vast amounts of fossil fuels to Asian markets via Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. If these plans go through the Northwest would become home to the largest oil terminal in North America, the largest coal export facility in North America, and the largest methanol refinery in the world.

We present Part One of Sacrifice Zones by Barbara Bernstein. It’s the first in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels. Bernstein investigates how proposals for petrochemical development in the Pacific Northwest threatens the region’s core cultural, social, and environmental values,” by Sacrifice Zones.
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– UPDATE: June 23, 2017
“Sacrifice Zones Part 2: Petrochemical Development Threatens the Pacific Northwest”
By Barbara Bernstein and Monica Lopez, Making Contact | Audio Segment
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Posted by Steve on June 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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