2 Oregon river ports considered for coal terminals

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two Columbia River ports in Oregon could be used to ship coal to Asia.

The Oregonian reports the Port of St. Helens is talking with a coal export developer and the Port of Morrow near Boardman recently signed a lease option with Ambre Energy to handle coal arriving by train from Montana and Wyoming.

Currently the only West Coast coal export terminal is in British Columbia.

Environmentalists have been fighting proposals for coal terminals in Longview and Bellingham, Wash.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com