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The ‘War On Coal’ Unexpectedly Hits A Washington Town Struggling To Get By

September 6, 2016

By Joseph Hammond Published: Wednesday August 31, 2016 LONGVIEW, Wash. — In the morning, the industrial site nestled along the Columbia River is eerily quiet. Lori Black is one of the first employees to arrive most days. She knows the site well, has worked there for 12 years. Five years ago, Millennium Bulk Terminals acquired […]

GE Wants to Bring More Life to Coal

August 23, 2016

By TED MANN Aug. 17, 2016 1:06 p.m. ET General Electric Co. has stopped trying to write coal’s obituary. The conglomerate—one of the world’s biggest suppliers of power-plant equipment—for years played down coal’s future as challenged by environmental and cost issues. Instead, it has promoted natural gas as the fuel of the future. But a […]

How to calculate CO2 at export terminals? Let us count the ways

August 11, 2016

Brittany Patterson, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 This is the tale of two proposed export terminals. Both located in Washington state, one would send 44 million metric tons of coal each year from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana to power plants in Asia. The other would ship methanol, a colorless, […]

‘Major milestone’ for export terminal permitting

May 4, 2016

E&E News, Dylan Brown, April 29th, 2016 A proposal to build a large coal export terminal in Washington state took a step forward today despite the misfortunes of its chief commodity. The Washington Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals port project. The document […]


Washington Farm Bureau Executive Lauds Millennium’s Role in Agriculture Exports

September 23, 2016

  Agriculture is one of the strongest parts of Washington’s economy. The $49 billion industry employs about 160,000 people and in 2013 Washington ports exported $15.1 billion in agricultural products. It’s a pillar of the state, and yet, there is still much that can be done to create a stronger farm-to-market process. This sentiment was […]

Labor Leader Touts Terminal to Local Community

September 13, 2016

On September 6, Lee Newgent, executive secretary of the Washington Building & Construction Trades Council, appeared on Kirby Wilbur’s KVI 590 radio show and podcast, “Kirbycast.” Discussing the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, Newgent touted the many benefits the terminal would bring to surrounding communities and the state at large. In stressing the […]

The Time is Now for Washington Terminal Projects to Take Off

September 9, 2016

With California’s recent passage of a bill prohibiting the use of state funds for coal export facilities, producers of the fuel are seeing their West Coast options dwindle. But California’s closed door is an opening for Washington. A recent article in the Casper Star Tribune discusses the current state of play for Wyoming coal producers […]

Media Spotlights Washington Permitting Delays

September 6, 2016

Last week, multiple publications covered the permitting delays that have plagued the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed project in Washington. From coast to coast, news outlets are reporting on the growing impatience across industries, including grain producers, electricians, plumbers and more, to the state’s extensive review of the project following four years of delays. The Puget […]

Press Releases

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

September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 For More Information Please Contact: Kathryn Stenger 425.773.1622 [email protected] Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Responds to the Release of Federal EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals SEATTLE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its long awaited draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview […]

Public outcry forces Whatcom Council to slow down

July 13, 2016

July 12, 2016 CONTACT: Kathryn Stenger Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports 425.773.1622 or [email protected] Changes to comp plan limiting Cherry Point to receive full public process BELLINGHAM — After continued discussion, the Whatcom County Council today wisely decided not to make wholesale changes to the comprehensive plan introduced by Councilman Carl Weimer, opting instead […]

Whatcom County Considering Misguided Proposal Prohibiting Development at Cherry Point

July 5, 2016

SEATTLE – A proposal currently under consideration in Whatcom County could prohibit new development at the Cherry Point Industrial Site, overstepping due process rights and property rights and ultimately jeopardizing hundreds of family-wage jobs. Kathryn Stenger, spokeswoman for the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, released the following statement today following Tuesday’s Whatcom County Council […]

Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Responds to U.S. Army Corps’ Gateway Pacific Terminal Permit Denial

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016 For More Information Please Contact: Kathryn Stenger 425.773.1622 [email protected] Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Responds to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’s denial of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal’s permit.  On May 9, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they have decided to cut permitting for the proposed Gateway […]