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‘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 […]

Longview coal terminal environmental review released

May 4, 2016

The Columbian, Brooks Johnson, April 29th, 2016 The Millennium Bulk Terminals coal-export proposal in Longview would bring up to eight coal-carrying trains of 125 cars each through Vancouver every day, according to new information included in a state environmental review released Friday. Release of the massive study is a major step for the project that […]

Montana Lawmakers Appeal to Washington State for Common Ground on Energy and Trade

January 22, 2016

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of Montana lawmakers appealed to their colleagues in the Washington state Legislature this week, urging careful consideration of energy legislation that stands to have significant impacts on the economies of the West. The two Montana Democrats and two Republicans testified Wednesday before the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on Senate Bill […]


E&E News Exposes Discrepancies in Export Terminal Evaluations

July 22, 2016

Earlier this week, E&E News published an article discussing the significant differences in scope between environmental permitting for two proposed terminal projects in Washington state. The first, a methanol plant, was evaluated at its impact three nautical miles out to sea. The second, the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal project in Longview, was held responsible for […]

Whatcom Council yields to public opposition on Cherry Point proposal

July 13, 2016

The review of a proposal that would prohibit industrial development in the Cherry Point area of Whatcom County was delayed yesterday through 2017. The proposal, introduced by Whatcom County Councilmember Carl Weimer, has received strong opposition from local businesses and area leaders due to the drastic negative impacts it would have on Whatcom County residents. […]

National Legislators Question EPA and Army Corps’ Efforts to Skirt NEPA Process

June 23, 2016

A House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) yesterday saw legislators and panelists alike questioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers for denying due process to the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT). Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of the Washington Building & Construction Trades Council, testified at […]

Video: Highlights of the Millennium Bulk Terminals Hearings

June 21, 2016

Check out our latest video of highlights from the three public hearings last month on the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project! Thank you again to all of our supporters!  

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 […]