State ecologists note oil terminal’s dangers, but feds miss the memo on coal facility

Eric Shew News

Portland Business Journal

While Washington ecologists noted environmental concerns in an impact report released today on the proposed Westway oil terminal in Hoquiam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ignored pollution dangers from the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal facility in Longview.

So said groups that are tracking the projects in analyses released today.

The Westway Terminal Co.’s project would expand an existing facility at the Port of Grays Harbor, bringing capacity to 750 million gallons of crude oil annually.

The facility would be served by oil trains, like the one that derailed near the Columbia River Gorge city of Mosier in June, the oil catching fire and leaking to contaminate groundwater.

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