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The Oregon Department of State Lands Monday denied Australian coal company Ambre Energy a permit. If it had been granted, that permit would have allowed Ambre to build a pier in the Columbia for loading and unloading coal for transport to Asia, solely for the purpose of enriching a foreign coal company.

DSL has been carefully considering this for a long time, giving Ambre ample opportunity to provide necessary documents. In making their decision they rightly took into consideration the reasons for the overwhelming public opposition this proposed project has generated. This is as it should be. Agencies and elected leaders are supposed to represent the public and thi...

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