+ Image Sierra Club Proposals for six coal export terminals in the Northwest are concerning environmentalists and some regulators. Related Links: Activists Rally Against Proposed Coal Export Terminals Coal Facilities Face Challenges Environmental resistance is mounting against six coal export terminals proposed for sites in Oregon and Washington. The terminals would receive shipments from the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming that would go to Asian markets where coal-fired energy is in high demand.State officials and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are asking the Army Corps of Engineers for a "cumulative" review of all the facilities' environmental and traffic-congestion
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