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Montana Lawmakers Appeal to Washington State for Common Ground on Energy and Trade

January 22, 2016

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of Montana lawmakers appealed to their colleagues in the Washington state Legislature this week, urging careful consideration of energy legislation that stands to have significant impacts on the economies of the West. The two Montana Democrats and two Republicans testified Wednesday before the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on Senate Bill […]

Support For Fuel Terminals is Support For State’s Workers

September 28, 2015

The News Tribune, Rick Hicks and Lee Newgent, September 26, 2015 The governor, the executives of King and Pierce County, the Seattle City Council, some members of the Tacoma City Council and others – including some of our union brothers and sisters – should seriously rethink their opposition to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal in […]

Washington Coal Export Project in Jeopardy

September 15, 2015

Washington Coal Export Project in Jeopardy   Montana congressmen are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to disregard a request from the Lummi Tribe to abandon an environmental review of the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal at Cherry Point in Bellingham, Washington.   The Lummi fish next to Cherry Point and argue […]

Transportation and trade expand opportunities for working families in Whatcom County

July 20, 2015

The Bellingham Herald, John Huntley and Brad Owens, July 17, 2015   Labor and business are coming together like never before to voice support and spread the message that our region is at an economic crossroads.   Washington is a gateway for international commerce. The infrastructure that sustains our position as a world trade leader […]


Labor Leaders on Bolstering Washington’s Competitive Edge

April 28, 2016

On April 18th, The Wenatchee World ran an opinion editorial by three prominent Washington labor leaders that talked through ways to improve Washington’s competitive economic edge in light of recent declines marked by high unemployment outside of King County. In the piece, Lee Newgent, Larry Brown and Vince O’Halloran explain that state leaders must, “take […]

Washington Department of Ecology sets expected time for draft EIS release

April 15, 2016

Late last week, the Washington Department of Ecology finally announced it will unveil a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal export facility in Longview on April 29th, 2016. The draft EIS will give Washingtonians a good indication of the Terminal’s environmental footprint and will allow readers to gauge the Department’s […]

Scott: Allow Review of Coal Terminal to Address Concerns of All

April 14, 2016

On April 10th, The Everett Herald published an opinion editorial by Doug Scott, president of the North West Washington Building & Construction Trades Council. Examining the drawn-out review process of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, Scott counters recent claims in the paper that inaccurately cast the project as indifferent to local tribal interests. This view […]

Montana Energy Conference Puts Focus on Interstate Commerce

April 5, 2016

Last week, influencers from all across the energy sector gathered in Billings, Montana to discuss current issues facing the industry and share ideas for the future. From regulators like Norman Bay, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to energy company executives and leaders in the renewable energy space, the comprehensive conference was an exciting […]

Press Releases

Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Responds to the Release of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals

April 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2016 For More Information Please Contact: Kathryn Stenger 425.773.1622 [email protected] Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Responds to the Release of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals SEATTLE – This morning, the Washington state Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County released the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Millennium Bulk […]

Alliance Response to Hearing Dates for the Millennium Bulk Terminal Project

April 7, 2016

SEATTLE – Kathryn Stenger, spokeswoman with the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, released the following statement this afternoon following the news from the Washington state Department of Ecology that the dates of three public hearings were set for the review of the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project planned for a former superfund site […]

Professor’s Latest Study Misses the Mark

November 25, 2015

The hastily completed 6-week air analysis ignores critical facts about rail investment in Washington’s economy SEATTLE— A new air quality study rushed to completion in order to sway public opinion against the expansion of bulk-commodity trade terminals in Longview and Bellingham is based on questionable analysis and ultimately adds little substance to the legitimate scientific […]

State Department of Ecology stalls trade growth in Washington by delaying Longview environmental review — again

October 16, 2015

SEATTLE— The Washington State Department of Ecology today sent a chilling message to those whose livelihoods depend on future investment in trade and export infrastructure. Nearly two years after announcing the draft environmental review of Longview’s Millennium Bulk Terminals should be released in November of this year, the state has pushed the review out again, […]