n an effort to appease environmentalists worried about coal getting into the Columbia River, Ambre has voluntarily decided to build covered storage barns at Port Morrow and St. Helens and only transport coal in covered barges. “That’s one step ahead of what’s required. Environmentalists find the covered aspect to be very good, but the overriding concern is what’s in the barges. It’s just the fact that its coal,” said King.