Fighting Coal Transport Through the Pacific Northwest: Reform and Revolution.

program date: 
Fri, 08/17/2012

Oregon and Washington have dramatically reduced coal-powered energy generation. As a result coal companies are pushing to export tens of millions of tons of coal from Montana and Wyoming, through Pacific Northwest ports, to Asian markets. The coal would pass through dozens of communities in Oregon and Washington by rail, barge, or ship. Mercury and other toxins from Asian fired coal returns to the Columbia valley as blowback and acid rain.

KBOO's Joe Meyer presents interviews with:

Phil Rigdon, Deputy Director for Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources -

Dan Serres the Conservation Director at Columbia Riverkeeper -

Paul Cienfuegos a rights based organizer out of Portland, Oregon -

Bonnie Meltzer, a neighborhood activist -

 The show's emphasis is on what humans can do about it and listens through the lens of reform and revolution.

The music for the show is 'Paradise' by John Prine performed by Johnny Cash.


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