Energy company drops Columbia River coal terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. — A developer has dropped plans for a coal export terminal downstream of Portland along the Columbia River and will look for another site in the Northwest.

A spokesman for the energy company Kinder (kihn-dur) Morgan told the Oregonian on Wednesday the company decided not to seek permits at the Port of St. Helens industrial park because of the site’s logistics, not the debate over coal exports.

The terminal would have taken coal hauled by train from Wyoming and Montana for shipment to Asia.

Two partners recently dropped out of a coal export proposal at Coos Bay along the Oregon coast, and a proposal at Grays Harbor, Wash., was shelved.

Three other coal export proposals are still under consideration: near Bellingham, Wash., in Longview, Wash., and in Boardman, Ore.

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