The Morrow Pacific coal export project is committed to doing business the Oregon way. The project is setting new standards for protecting the environment, while supporting the economy.
The project will create thousands of much-needed construction-related jobs and ongoing operations-related jobs. At full capacity it will pay more than $4 million in taxes annually to Columbia and Morrow counties and contribute about $800,000 a year to K-12 schools in each county, based on a 10 cents per ton contribution.
The project has been designed to meet or exceed all state and federal regulations in order to protect air and water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. Unloading and storage facilities will be completely enclosed. Specially built covered barges will move the coal downriver to the Port of St. Helens, where an enclosed transloader will transfer the coal to the covered holds of oceangoing vessels. Every part of the project has been designed to minimize or eliminate dust or spillage.
Find out more and join the thousands of other Oregonians who support the project.