Don’t Limit Coal Impact Study

December 4, 2013

Attorneys general for the states of North Dakota and Montana have asked our Department of Ecology to limit the scope of its environmental impact statement on building a coal export terminal at Longview. The DOE should resist this pressure. The public comment period — which ended Nov. 18 — on…

The Olympian

State receives record 163,000 comments for Millennium project

November 18, 2013

Regulators have received 163,000 comments on the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal dock west of Longview — likely the biggest public response to a project in state history. The latest Friday count surpasses the 124,000 comments received by the state Department of Ecology early this year for a proposed coal…

Erik Olson | The Daily News

Backers of Longview Coal Export Terminal Lonely in Tacoma at Fifth and Final Hearing

October 21, 2013

Hundreds of red-shirted opponents of a coal-export facility in Longview packed a hearing in Tacoma Thursday, concerned about local and global spin-off effects of the project. The “scoping” hearing was the fifth and final one in a series of meetings held around the state. Opponents have dominated all of them.…

Rob Carson | The News Tribune

Coal Terminal Hearings Draw 1,000

October 21, 2013

An estimated 1,000 people filed into the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Wednesday to make their best case for or against a proposed coal export terminal in Longview. The meeting was the latest show of force for two well-organized groups that have packed similar gatherings across the…

Aaron Corvin and Eric Florip | The Columbian

Longview Coal Port Skeptics Want Thorough Study

October 21, 2013

Inland Northwest residents turned out in force in Spokane on Wednesday evening to persuade officials that a proposed West Side shipping terminal’s potential environmental impacts reach far beyond its site on the lower Columbia River. “The environmental impact statement should include environmental impacts in Spokane,” Spokane City Council President Ben…

Mike Prager | The Spokesman-Review

Longview coal hearing draws foes, backers

September 17, 2013

About 2,000 people jammed into the Cowlitz Expo Center on Tuesday evening, capping six hours of hearings on a proposed Longview coal terminal in which both sides rallied vigorously but without the incivility law enforcement officials had feared. . . “How much more does my neighborhood have to suffer? ……

Erik Olsen and Barbara LaBoe | The Daily News

Washington Families Against Coal Trains

September 16, 2013

The Power Past Coal coalition launched an ad buy in advance of the public scoping hearings for the proposed terminal at Longview, WA. Rick Marshall, a Camas resident and one of the family members profiled in the Power Past Coal spot, says that he and his family understand the importance…

By Sierra Club & Power Past Coal

New Poll Shows Majority of WA and OR Voters Oppose Coal Exports

September 16, 2013

A new poll shows a majority of voters in both Washington (51%) and Oregon (54%) oppose the proposed plans to export coal from Northwest ports, with a majority of moderate (54% in both states), liberal (69% in WA, 75% in OR) and a large number of independent voters (48% in…

Power Past Coal coalition