Coal terminal

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7:14 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Judge rules Dept. of Natural Resources too quick to grant permit for Plaquemines coal terminal

A state judge says the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources was too quick in granting a permit for a proposed coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish.

State Judge Kevin Conner in Belle Chasse ruled that the state agency should not have granted a permit to RAM Terminals because too little research was done into alternative locations.

He ordered DNR to re-evaluate the permit.

The coal terminal has become a point of contention.

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6:57 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Judge Rules Against Coal Terminal In Plaquemines Parish

A state judge has ruled that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources was too quick in granting a permit for a proposed coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish.

State Judge Kevin D. Conner in Belle Chasse ruled that the state agency should not have granted a permit to RAM Terminals LLC because too little research was done into alternative locations for the terminal. Conner ordered DNR to re-evaluate the permit. His ruling was dated Dec. 23 but the plaintiffs received notice of it on Tuesday.

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7:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Lawsuit Seeking More Review For Plaquemines Parish Coal Terminal

Some Plaquemines Parish residents and environmental groups are suing to stop a coal terminal proposed for Myrtle Grove. The state says the project should continue.

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4:43 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Environmental Groups Continue Fight Against New Coal Terminal

The Sierra Club is leading a testing program to fight the addition of a third coal terminal in Plaquemines Parish. The state Office of Coastal Management is recommending the terminal be allowed.

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