Archive: July, 2012

County Health Board asks for inclusion in coal-related study – Bozeman Chronicle, July 27, 2012

July 31, 2012 LAURA LUNDQUIST Bozeman Chronicle Gallatin Valley communities will join other towns asking to be part of a regional environmental study of the long-term effects associated with coal transportation. The Gallatin City-County Board of Health Thursday struggled to reach a 4-3 vote in favor of including the Gallatin Valley in an area-wide environmental impact statement. It joins Montana cities, including Missoula and Helena, and towns in Oregon and Washington. Fifteen trains a day are now traveling between the Powder River Basin in Montana and...
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Guest Opinion: Coal exports will cost money close to home – Stillwater County News, July 19, 2012

July 31, 2012
By Charles Sangmeister President of the Stillwater Protective Association At the recent Stillwater Protective Association sponsored Coal Export Train Forum in Columbus, there were presentations and discussions about the coal and rail companies announced plan for exporting huge amounts of Montana and Wyoming coal to Asia through ports in Washington and Oregon. Coal tonnage estimates suggest, “. . . 75 million tons per year by 2017 to 170 million tons per year by 2022.” Based on the companies’ own press releases...
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Tax windfall from first Keystone pipeline falls short – Omaha World-Herald, July 15, 2012

July 19, 2012 By Paul Hammel LINCOLN — When TransCanada officials began promoting the benefits of its first pipeline to cross Nebraska, they projected a $5.5 million tax windfall for the state in the first year of operation. The actual tax bill for the original Keystone pipeline is less than half that figure. State and county records indicate that TransCanada this year will pay $2.2 million in personal property and real estate taxes to eight rural counties in eastern Nebraska crossed by the 30-inch, crude-oil pipeline. A...
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New report identifies costs to taxpayers for proposed coal export terminals – press release, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012
For more information, call: Terry Whiteside, 406-245-5132 or 406-671-8153 (cell); Gerald Fauth, 703-549-6161; Beth Kaeding, 406-585-5644; Arlo Skari, 406-292-3602; Dave Strohmaier, 406-529-5580; and Kevin Dowling, WORC staff, 406-252-9672 The price tag for upgrading rail lines, roads and other infrastructure to support proposed coal export facilities on the West Coast could reach into the billions of dollars across the four-state Northwest region, according to a report released today. Heavy Traffic Ahead: Rail Impacts of Powder River Basin Coal to Asia, for the first time, identifies costs, many...
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