The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reducing the area it will consider in its endangered species review for the Morrow Pacific coal export terminal proposed on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.Instead of considering the project’s impacts to threatened salmon and steelhead along 276 miles of the Columbia River channel, the agency will limit its assessment to less than one mile around the project’s proposed dock at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, Ore.Coal export opponents say the limited review overlooks many of the impacts the project could have on fish, and they’re worried that the Corps will also choose to ignore the project’s broader environmental impacts.The Morrow Pacific project would transport coal by rail from Montana and Wyoming to Boardman in eastern Oregon. From there, it would be loaded onto covered barges and shipped down the Columbia River to the Port of St. Helens. There, it would be transferred to ocean-going vessels headed to Asia.Players: Ambre Energy North America & Pacific TransloadingFull capacity: To be reached by 2016Export plans: 8.8 million short tons/yearTrains: 22 trains/week (11 full and 11 empty)Trains cars: 1,459/weekBarges: 12 tows/weekVessels: 128/yearWhat’s next: The Oregon Department of State Lands is set to decide in the fall on a dredging permit at the Port of Morrow. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is processing three permits: a water pollution, an air quality and a construction stormwater permit. The Oregon Department of Lands and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are processing another permit jointly.