PHUONG LE Associated Press Published 12:39 PM EDT Oct 17, 2018 SEATTLE (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has revived an environmental review of a controversial coal-export project in Washington a year after state environmental regulators denied the project a key permit. Washington Ecology Director Maia Bellon expressed concerns about the Corps' decision to restart work on the federal permitting process while some U.S. senators in the coal-producing states of Montana and Wyoming have urged the federal agency to push ahead with permitting the $680 million terminal along the Columbia River to export coal to Asia. Previous coverage: Washington rejects permit for Longview coal-terminal project The state agency last fall denied Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview a key water quality permit needed for the project. It cited significant and unavoidable harm to the environment, including damage to wetlands and increased vessel traffic. The proposed port would handle up to 44 million … [Read more...] about Army Corps revives review of Longview, Washington coal-export project
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HAZARD, Ky. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. “The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal mining state of Kentucky. Speaking in Kentucky on Monday, Pruitt said he will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday “to withdraw the so-called clean power plan of the past administration.” The Clean Power Plan aimed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. It was a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s environmental policies. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to declare the Obama-era rule exceeded federal law by setting emissions standards that power plants could not reasonably meet. Pruitt said the EPA should not use its authority “to say to you we are going to declare war on any sector of our economy.” For … [Read more...] about EPA chief says Trump administration will roll back Obama-era Clean Power Plan
Goodwood has confirmed the dates for the 2018 Festival of Speed and Revival. The action-packed Festival of Speed will take place from July 12-15, with the extravaganza of historic racing and period clothing that is the Revival happening from September 7-9. Every year, Goodwood attempts to avoid a clash with the Formula One calendar so that the great and the good of motorsport's premier category can attend. In 2017, the career of former F1 "ringmaster" Bernie Ecclestone was celebrated, along with “Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s Game-Changers”, the racing machines that were so fast, powerful, expensive or complicated that the rules had to be changed to rein them in. Next year’s Festival of Speed will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sell-out event, centred on a 1.16-mile hillclimb course in the grounds of Goodwood House. To mark the Silver Jubilee, the Duke of Richmond will choose his top 25 moments from the … [Read more...] about Goodwood announces 2018 Festival of Speed and Revival dates
The 75th Goodwood Members Meeting takes place this weekend, recapturing the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings, which were held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit from 1949-66. It's a phenomenal spectacle, but spare a thought for the man on the grid, gripping the wheel of his priceless automobile as he prepares to do battle at this historic automotive colosseum. Five minutes before the start of the Lavant Cup race at last year’s Goodwood Revival, there was a moment when I’d have happily paid any sum of money I could raise to be taken anywhere in the world other than where I was – strapped into someone else’s Ferrari 750 Monza. I was on the grid of what one leading authority of the classic car world suspected might be the most valuable gathering of cars in a single race in the history of Goodwood. Every one of the 23 cars on the grid was a 1950s sports racing Ferrari, even the cheapest with a value best measured in … [Read more...] about What’s it like to race a multi-million pound classic Ferrari at the Goodwood Revival?
While the world gawps at the all-new Gordon Murray-engineered TVR V8 sports car at the 2017 Goodwood Revival, examples from this British specialist sporting marque’s history surround the debutante within Goodwood’s period Earls Court Motor Show exhibition hall. Supporting the rebirth of the TVR brand at Goodwood is a reminder of the most charismatic road-going and competition models from this low-volume sports car maker’s past, which first coughed and spluttered into existence 70 years ago when its founder, Trevor Wilkinson (hence TVR for TreVoR), built himself a ‘Special’ two-seater roadster so typical of the era, using readily available and affordable pre-war primary Ford and Morris components. Wilkinson’s first special was destroyed many years ago, but his second special (still not badged as TVR) survives to this day and can usually be found at the Lakeside Motor Museum in Cumbria. The earliest TVR-branded sports car did not appear … [Read more...] about Goodwood Revival 2017: legendary carmaker TVR reborn at the Earls Court Motor Show