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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 […]


Everett Herald Editorial Board Urges State to Finish Millennium EIS Process

December 1, 2016

Cowlitz County needs the jobs that infrastructure projects like Millennium can provide- that was the overarching sentiment presented by The Everett Herald in a 744-word editorial on November 25th. The paper rests the majority of its argument on the economic benefits of the proposal and highlights stark differences in unemployment rates between Snohomish and King […]

BNSF Settlement Leaves Environmental Groups in the Dust

November 17, 2016

BNSF Railway reached a settlement this week on a nuisance lawsuit brought against the company by extreme environmental interest groups who for years have falsely alleged that dust from uncovered coal cars will lead to water and air pollution in the state. In a statement released after the settlement was announced, the Alliance said, “Today’s […]

There is Still a Need for Powder River Basin Coal

November 4, 2016

Opponents of coal may benefit from knowing that not all coal is created equal. A recent article in the Casper Star Tribune reported that Cloud Peak energy announced plans to export one million tons of coal to Asian markets in the coming months. But this coal isn’t like others: this is Powder River Basin (PRB) […]

CEOs, Studies and Stakeholders All Concerned over Washington’s Formidable Regulatory Environment

November 2, 2016

A chorus of voices troubled by the increasing regulatory burden in the Evergreen State hasn’t gone unheard recently. Last weekend, The Lens published an article highlighting two new studies by the Washington Maritime Federation and the Washington Research Council. Both emphasize Washington’s onerous permitting processes and how this attitude is out of step with competitors […]

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 […]