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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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A Series of Misinformation on Rail Activity

September 11, 2017

The Daily News recently published the first of a three-part series examining one of the more outlandish allegations in the state’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project: the notion that the trains serving the proposed Longview terminal will increase the estimated risk of cancer for people living in the surrounding […]

Say No to Coal Dust Myths

September 8, 2017

In an opinion commentary recently published by the Seattle Times, a local activist – and known critic of fossil fuel infrastructure projects – took to the pages of the state’s largest paper to again raise previously debunked accusations regarding coal dust related to the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals (MBT) project in Longview.  It’s often difficult […]

First Permit and SEPA EIS Finalized Millennium’s Proposed Terminal

August 23, 2017

This week, The Daily News in Longview reported that the deadline to appeal the critical areas permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project passed unceremoniously. With the passing of this deadline, MBT has now officially received its first permit for the project and the environmental impact statement (EIS) released by the state and county earlier […]

Washington Building Trades Support Millennium’s Longview Project

August 18, 2017

Expanding the job market should be one of Washington’s top priorities. That’s why it’s encouraging to see organizations in our state standing up for trade infrastructure projects that will provide opportunities to thousands of people. At its 2017 Convention, the Washington Building and Construction Trades Council demonstrated its commitment to projects that will generate family-wage […]

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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 […]