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Washington export terminal gets first permit

July 20, 2017

E&E News, Dylan Brown, July 20, 2017 Millennium Bulk Terminals received a key permit for a proposed $680 million export facility along the Columbia River in Longview, Wash. County officials in southwestern Washington state awarded a first approval to developers of a major coal export terminal there, part of an effort to increase shipments from […]

Millennium Resubmits Permit Application for Terminal

June 28, 2017

Administrative action underscores unusually lengthy review process SEATTLE — A procedural action taken Tuesday by Millennium Bulk Terminals at the request of the Washington State Department of Ecology underscores the lengthy regulatory review process for the proposed export terminal project. At the agency’s request, Millennium refiled its permit application for the proposed coal export terminal […]

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 […]

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Millennium Project Will Generate Nearly $6 Million in Annual Tax Revenue

July 13, 2017

Recently, the state Department of Ecology (DOE) requested that Millennium Bulk Terminals resubmit its water quality certification permit for the export terminal project proposed for Longview. Millennium President and CEO Bill Chapman said the resubmission won’t significantly delay the project which has been under review by the state and federal authorities for more than five […]

Playing Favorites: Discriminatory Regulation Hurts Washington Rail Industry

July 5, 2017

In the recent Washington Department of Ecology environmental review of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, the state concluded that additional freight train traffic to the project could potentially pose a cancer risk to local communities as a result of diesel particulate matter. This analysis is troubling for several reasons, all of which […]

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 […]

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Millennium Bulk Terminals Granted First Permit

July 19, 2017

Critical Areas Permit marks another milestone for the export project SEATTLE — Issuance of the first permit needed for the construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminals export terminal marks another major step for the project, after five years of regulatory evaluation and review. The Critical Areas Permit issued by the Cowlitz County Department of Building and […]

Millennium Resubmits Permit Application for Terminal

June 28, 2017

Administrative action underscores unusually lengthy review process SEATTLE — A procedural action taken Tuesday by Millennium Bulk Terminals at the request of the Washington State Department of Ecology underscores the lengthy regulatory review process for the proposed export terminal project. At the agency’s request, Millennium refiled its permit application for the proposed coal export terminal […]

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 […]