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Coal project moves forward in British Columbia

    A spokewoman for the now-defunct Marrow Pacific Project that proposed transporting coal mined in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming to Port Westward reported Thursday that the company backing the project delivered its first load of coal to Asia, by way of Canada.

Lighthouse Resources Inc., which proposed the Morrow Pacific Project in 2011, is reporting it has officially abandoned the Oregon project and appeal of a 2014 Oregon State Lands permit denial, citing its success shipping coal through Westshore Terminals in Vancouver, B.C. “But for the unprecedented permit decision taken by DSL, the benefits from trade, jobs and economic development for Oregon could’ve been realized,” stated Everett King, president and CEO of Lighthouse, in a prepared statement. “ ... Though we are disappointed for our Morrow Pacific Project supporters, we are very excited to commence delivery of products to our customers.”