Coast Not Coal

Tell Gov. Edwards to stand up for Coast, Not Coal!

Last week, Governor Edwards signed an Executive Order to affirm his commitment to implement Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan. This is great news for our coast and our communities, and now we need Governor Edwards to act.For years, coastal communities from Gretna to Ironton have been fighting an out-of-state coal company that is trying to build …

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Tell LDNR to Choose Coast Not Coal

Last week, over 150 people showed up at public hearing on RAM’s proposed coal export terminal to speak up for coast not coal – raising concerns about giant new exposed coal piles along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines, Parish, mile-long uncovered coal trains rolling through West Bank communities and coal dust and pollution in their …

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RAM Opposition Floods Belle Chasse

Scores of concerned citizens packed the Belle Chasse Auditorium this past Thursdayfor aDepartment of Natural Resources (DNR) public hearing on the proposed RAM coalexport terminal.As you may be aware, the RAM facility would be located near Wood Park, Myrtle Grove, and historic Ironton in Plaquemines Parish. It’d be the first regional terminal connected to rail, …

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Stand for Coast Not Coal in Belle Chasse

Giant new exposed coal piles along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. Mile-long uncovered coal trains rolling through West Bank communities like Gretna and Belle Chasse. Coal dust and pollution in communities and coastal restoration projects. Those are some of the things we could look forward to if the proposed RAM coal export terminal is …

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Victory: People for the Coast Prevail Over Coal

Together, we can win. In a precedent setting decision, a state judge overturned a permit for the RAM coal export terminal. The proposed RAM coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish would interfere with one of Louisiana’s major coastal restoration projects (the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion) and start mile-long, uncovered coal trains running through Gretna, Belle Chasse …

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WATCH how coal and petroleum coke wind up in a restoration project

Step One: Coal Export Terminals place materials in the river. The black smear in the brown water on the riverbank is a pile of coal and petroleum coke from United Bulk: The black in the middle of the brown river is a pile of spilled material that has accumulated, despite the fact that United Bulk …

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PetCoke and Coal in Plaquemines restoration

October 2012Meselhe et al at the Water Institute and ARCADIS–in regards to necessary environmental analysis for theRAM terminal proposal:”debris and dust generated during the loading process would be captured in the outfall channel and transported into the marsh areas potentially causing environmental issues. The investigation of water quality was not part of the scope of …

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WATCH–Coal Terminals don’t need a hurricane to foul the river

“We have never had coal runoff get in the river from a hurricane. We have had a little get off their facilities, but not into the river, and they have always cleaned it up well” –Billy NungesserUnited Bulk hasn’t needed a hurricane to pollute our river.Each time we pass the United Bulk Facility, we find …

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Polluting Our Last Hope

We need to put the Mississippi River back to work building land in Louisiana, but a river full of coal runoff cannot build healthy wetlands. Help us make this message clear to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by attending a public hearing next week, Wednesday August 14th.The Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable …

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Communities Don’t Want Coal

Investors and Communities can agree: “Communities don’t want coal export terminals. They don’t want railroads trucking through town.”And they don’t want large piles of coal to blow all over them.Kinder-Morgan’s coal and pet coke pile, down in Myrtle Grove, regularly coats boats in a black film, and increases the amount of house cleaning for residents, …

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