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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo show Boardman Coal Plant technician Paz Barratta as he operated the control room in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for global energy conglomerate Amber Energy, coal will still arrive in Boardman, Ore., but instead of feeding the coal plant, it would be shipped to Asia. (AP Photo/Nigel Duara)

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, “cold steel” in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

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US sweeps 1,600 relays at junior worlds

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kendall Baisden kicked the final 100 meters and the U.S. women won the 1,600 relay Sunday on the final day of the IAAF junior world championships at Hayward Field.

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Florida’s Whitney wins world junior 200 meters

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kaylin Whitney of Florida overcame a yellow card to win the 200 meters Friday night in the IAAF world junior championships at Hayward Field.

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Mary Cain wins 3,000 at world juniors

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mary Cain sprinted the last 120 meters and pulled away from the field to win the 3,000 meters at the IAAF world junior championships on Thursday night at Hayward Field.

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