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Arbitrary and capricious: Rule of law binds agencies

November 20, 2017

The Olympian | Rob McKenna | November 17, 2017 After five years and thousands of hours of public testimony, it took a Cowlitz County judge just five seconds to say what many of us have long suspected: some state regulators are out of control, and important parts of the state regulatory process are now tools […]

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 […]

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McKenna: Regulatory abuse must not go unchecked

November 21, 2017

After yet another outrageous decision against Millennium Bulk Terminals, a prominent Washington official is stepping forward to say “enough.” Former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna took to The Olympian recently to call for the end of out-of-control state agencies. He wrote that the “Millennium case is a striking example of how agency regulatory processes can […]

Filling in the Blanks: Providing the Facts the Seattle Times Omitted from its Millennium Editorial

October 17, 2017

The Seattle Times recently published an editorial proclaiming an “environmental victory” for Washington following the Department of Ecology’s questionable decision to deny a water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview late last month. This decision, the state even acknowledged, was largely based on factors unrelated to water quality. The editorial board […]

Longview Citizens Worry about Their Children’s Futures after Millennium Denial

October 3, 2017

After the Department of Ecology’s controversial decision to deny Millennium Bulk Terminals a key permit for its project, citizens of Longview united in voicing grave concerns over the prospects for the community and future generations. The Daily News spoke to several worried members of the community who discussed the repercussions of the state’s short decision. […]

Millennium Is the Answer to Japan’s Call for U.S. Coal

September 20, 2017

The Seattle Times recently published an opinion editorial by Dr. Shozo Kaneko, a fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and recently retired faculty member of the University of Tokyo, detailing the economic and security needs the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview project could provide for long standing U.S. trading partners like Japan. The fact that […]

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ANJE Response to Cowlitz County Shoreline Permits Ruling on MBT

November 15, 2017

Hearing examiner’s decision failed to consider the countless testimonies in favor of the project, its overall impact to the community as required by statute SEATTLE — The Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports released the following statement today after the Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner’s denial of the Millennium Bulk Terminals’ shortline permit. “At every step of […]

Judge Orders State to Find Solution to Millennium Aquatic Sublease

October 30, 2017

Calls previous lease decision “arbitrary and capricious”  SEATTLE — A Cowlitz County judge’s decision will force the state of Washington to revisit its hasty decision to deny an aquatic lands sublease to Millennium Bulk Terminals. Calling the state’s actions “arbitrary and capricious, the judge ordered the parties involved in the sublease agreement — in this case […]

Millennium Appeal of Water Permit Decision ‘the Right Call’

October 24, 2017

State agency jeopardizing jobs in rural Washington state SEATTLE — Citing continued overreach by the Washington state Department of Ecology, representatives from the Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports praised Millennium Bulk Terminals for today’s water permit appeal and called on regulators to abide by the rule of law. “Ecology’s denial of Millennium’s water permit tipped […]

Millennium Permit Process A Charade

September 26, 2017

Governor, Ecology gave false hope to job seekers in pre-determined process to deny permits SEATTLE — Citing a complete lack of faith in the state’s regulatory review process, representatives from the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports issued the following statement on the Department of Ecology’s rejection of the Millennium Bulk Terminals water quality permit: […]