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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 […]


Millennium’s Project Is Bigger than Washington

January 20, 2017

Supporters of the Millennium Bulk Terminals project have anticipated that 2017 will be the beginning of the end in the state and federal approval process for the company’s proposed export facility. But as we have come to expect with this project, there will always be those who try to push political agendas at the expense […]

Maritime Expert Calls For Emphasis On Infrastructure In 2017

January 13, 2017

In a recent op-ed in The Hill, Dave Matsuda, a former U.S. Maritime Administrator under the Obama administration, calls for bipartisan cooperation to increase infrastructure investment under the new administration. For Washington, he says, momentum created by President-elect Trump’s promised commitment to infrastructure investing is a great opportunity to address regulatory and policy issues around […]

Southwest Washington is Poised for A Successful 2017

January 6, 2017

Last week, an article in the Vancouver Business Journal featured comments from the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) who forecast that 2017 will be a year of growth and success for Southwest Washington. The piece pointed to major infrastructure projects like Millennium Bulk Terminals’ export dock as a source of this success. These projects, […]

Labor Leader Discusses Harmful Effects of Washington’s Regulatory Policies with WRC

December 21, 2016

This week, Larry Brown, legislative & political director of Aerospace Machinists Union District Lodge 751 was featured on the Washington Research Council’s (WRC) weekly podcast “Policy Today” discussing a serious issue threatening Washington’s economic viability: unprecedented state environmental regulations. Notably Brown talks about the arbitrary and excessive nature of Washington’s review process which discourages investment […]

Press Releases

The Alliance For Northwest Jobs & Exports Statement on BNSF Legal Settlement

November 15, 2016

SEATTLE – The Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports released the following statement today after BNSF railroad reached a settlement with several environmental groups that brought unfounded and outrageous litigation against the company: Alliance spokeswoman Mariana Parks said: “Today’s settlement agreement by BNSF in the outrageous $4.6 trillion litigation brought by overzealous environmental groups underscores what […]

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 […]