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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 […]

State Wades into Uncharted Territory with Review Process

May 4, 2016

InsideSources, Shawn McCoy, May 3rd, 2016 A controversial provision included in a draft environmental review released last week for a West Coast port project could have far-reaching consequences for future developments, not only in the Pacific Northwest but across the county. Planned for an abandoned industrial site in Longview, Washington, Millennium Bulk Terminals has been […]


General Electric Innovating For Anticipated Windfall of Coal Demand

August 23, 2016

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that General Electric will expand production of coal technology as a result of increased demands for the resource. Notably, GE will upgrade existing power plants in Europe and the United States in addition to building new plants in China and Southeast Asia, where demand for coal is growing […]

Spokane Council Revokes Measure on Oil Trains

August 18, 2016

The Spokane City Council voted Monday to retract a proposal that included a measure to tax trains carrying crude oil and uncovered coal moving through Spokane. The proposal, slated for inclusion on November ballots, incited controversy from an overwhelming number of residents and city officials. Legality concerns have notably been at the forefront of opposition. […]

Spokane Council Treads Thin Legal Line With Efforts to Tax Oil Trains

August 11, 2016

In a column for the Washington D.C. publication The Hill, the former head of the National Transportation Safety Board called the Spokane City Council’s recent vote to effectively halt commerce in the region by fining all rail cars of crude oil and coal that pass through the city “illegal” and asked about the precedent it […]

Wyoming Looks to the Future of Coal Exports with Japanese Partnership

July 29, 2016

This week, Go Skagit posted an article detailing a recent memorandum of understanding between Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and the president of the Japan Coal Energy Center. The two parties signed the agreement with the intent of establishing a partnership to develop solutions for the future of coal. Gov. Mead stated that he expects a […]

Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]