The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has rejected a critical permit for Ambre Energy’s planned Morrow Pacific coal export terminal. State officials recently confirmed the denial of the project’s removal fill permit after a series of eight delays. Morrow Pacific, also known as the Coyote Island Terminal, was the most advanced in the planning stages of three planned U.S. exporting facilities in the Pacific Northwest.

Morrow Pacific Project President and CEO Clark Moseley said in a statement that the DSL denied its permit “based on political pressure from a vocal minority.”