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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 […]

The ‘War On Coal’ Unexpectedly Hits A Washington Town Struggling To Get By

September 6, 2016

The Daily Caller, Joseph Hammond, August 31st, 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

The Wall Street Journal, Ted Mann, August 17th, 2016 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 […]


Bridges & Wallin: Longview’s Critical Need for Growth

June 16, 2017

The Washington state establishment has done everything it can to ignore the benefits of putting people to work on a new export terminal on the Columbia River. Amid the state’s concern about regulating emissions in other countries, it has lost sight of the amazing impact a new export terminal would have on one of its […]

The Daily News Criticizes State’s Inequitable Treatment of Energy Projects

May 17, 2017

The Daily News published a striking editorial last week, criticizing the Department of Ecology’s (DOE) unprecedented review of Millennium Bulk Terminals’ project in Longview. The article cast significant doubt on DOE’s motivations, and highlighted disturbing anti-growth bias in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). “From the start of the permitting process, the state Department of Ecology […]

Increased Demand for Coal in Southeast Asia

May 9, 2017

As nations in Southeast Asia continue to establish their economies, grow their populations, and enter new industries, these countries will undoubtedly need a large source of reliable electricity to accomplish their goals. For an exporter like Washington with long standing trade relationships with our political allies throughout the region, it’s an opportunity we can’t afford […]

Union Pacific Discusses Fossil Fuel Transportation & the Spokane Ballot Initiative

May 5, 2017

Listen to Aaron Hunt Director, Public Affairs at Union Pacific Railroad discuss the Spokane ballot initiative and the transportation of fossil fuels on KXLY 920 Newscope with Mike Fitzsimmons. Aaron Hunt on Newscope with Mike Fitzsimmons

Press Releases

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 […]

State penalizes Millennium with unprecedented SEPA findings

April 28, 2017

Unprecedented SEPA ruling sets bad precedent for trade, exports and jobs SEATTLE — Washington state is closed for business – unless regulators are comfortable with the commodity or product. That’s essentially what the Washington State Department of Ecology told Millennium Bulk Terminals today when it ruled the company would have to mitigate for 100% of […]

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 […]