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Washington export terminal gets first permit

July 20, 2017

E&E News, Dylan Brown, July 20, 2017 Millennium Bulk Terminals received a key permit for a proposed $680 million export facility along the Columbia River in Longview, Wash. County officials in southwestern Washington state awarded a first approval to developers of a major coal export terminal there, part of an effort to increase shipments from […]

Millennium Resubmits Permit Application for Terminal

June 28, 2017

Administrative action underscores unusually lengthy review process SEATTLE — A procedural action taken Tuesday by Millennium Bulk Terminals at the request of the Washington State Department of Ecology underscores the lengthy regulatory review process for the proposed export terminal project. At the agency’s request, Millennium refiled its permit application for the proposed coal export terminal […]

The GeoPolitics of energy

February 13, 2017

The Tri-City Herald, Dr. James Conca, February 12th, 2017 If you think we’ve been doing a reasonable job of curbing fossil fuel use in our electricity production worldwide, you would be mistaken. While coal use in America and Europe has decreased because of cheap natural gas, coal use worldwide is still increasing. Oil has also […]

The World Is Burning More Coal Than Ever

December 13, 2016

The Daily Caller, Michael Bastasch, December 12, 2016 Global coal use may be slowing down due to global warming regulations, but the world is still using more coal than ever before, according to a report by an international energy agency. Politicians and environmentalists around the world heralded the ratification of the Paris climate agreement this […]

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Filling in the Blanks: Providing the Facts the Seattle Times Omitted from its Millennium Editorial

October 17, 2017

The Seattle Times recently published an editorial proclaiming an “environmental victory” for Washington following the Department of Ecology’s questionable decision to deny a water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview late last month. This decision, the state even acknowledged, was largely based on factors unrelated to water quality. The editorial board […]

Longview Citizens Worry about Their Children’s Futures after Millennium Denial

October 3, 2017

After the Department of Ecology’s controversial decision to deny Millennium Bulk Terminals a key permit for its project, citizens of Longview united in voicing grave concerns over the prospects for the community and future generations. The Daily News spoke to several worried members of the community who discussed the repercussions of the state’s short decision. […]

Millennium Is the Answer to Japan’s Call for U.S. Coal

September 20, 2017

The Seattle Times recently published an opinion editorial by Dr. Shozo Kaneko, a fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and recently retired faculty member of the University of Tokyo, detailing the economic and security needs the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview project could provide for long standing U.S. trading partners like Japan. The fact that […]

A Series of Misinformation on Rail Activity

September 11, 2017

The Daily News recently published the first of a three-part series examining one of the more outlandish allegations in the state’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project: the notion that the trains serving the proposed Longview terminal will increase the estimated risk of cancer for people living in the surrounding […]

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Millennium Permit Process A Charade

September 26, 2017

Governor, Ecology gave false hope to job seekers in pre-determined process to deny permits SEATTLE — Citing a complete lack of faith in the state’s regulatory review process, representatives from the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports issued the following statement on the Department of Ecology’s rejection of the Millennium Bulk Terminals water quality permit: […]

Millennium Bulk Terminals Granted First Permit

July 19, 2017

Critical Areas Permit marks another milestone for the export project SEATTLE — Issuance of the first permit needed for the construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminals export terminal marks another major step for the project, after five years of regulatory evaluation and review. The Critical Areas Permit issued by the Cowlitz County Department of Building and […]

Millennium Resubmits Permit Application for Terminal

June 28, 2017

Administrative action underscores unusually lengthy review process SEATTLE — A procedural action taken Tuesday by Millennium Bulk Terminals at the request of the Washington State Department of Ecology underscores the lengthy regulatory review process for the proposed export terminal project. At the agency’s request, Millennium refiled its permit application for the proposed coal export terminal […]

State Makes Questionable Finding on Rail Impact of MBT

April 28, 2017

SEATTLE — Today, after five years of study and review, the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) released a final Environmental Impact Statement on the Millennium Bulk Terminal project in Longview that contains an allegation that the maximum 16 potential train trips (8 trains entering and leaving the facility) providing service to the facility would increase the […]