Longview residents take to the streets to oppose coal exports

Marcela Gara News

Longview-area residents took to the streets to remind their elected leaders of the community’s strong opposition to coal export. Community members shared their concerns about the health impacts of 16 coal trains a day and open piles of coal eight stories tall. The Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Ecology, and the County have denied four key permits or …

Millennium Coal Loses Again

Marcela Gara News, Press Release

For Immediate Release Press contacts: Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Columbia Riverkeeper: 503-929-5950, jasmine@columbiariverkeeper.org Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice: 206-930-6660, kboyles@earthjustice.org Millennium Coal Loses Again: Proposed coal export terminal suffers another blow, this time from appellate board Olympia, WA—The Washington Shorelines Hearings Board today upheld the denial of shoreline development permits for Millennium Bulk Terminals, an enormous coal export terminal proposed in Longview, Washington. In …

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Our health is on the line

Marcela Gara News

We have just one-day left! Cowlitz County officials released a draft Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for the Millennium project, the largest and most dangerous coal export proposal remaining in the US.  They need to hear from you by tomorrow, Jan. 5, please. The good news? While it states no conclusions, the draft HIA clearly reaffirms many terrible adverse health and safety impacts of …

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County study confirms adverse health impacts of Longview coal export terminal

Marcela Gara News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2017 Contacts: Regna Merritt, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Director, Power Past Coal, regna@oregonpsr.org 971.235.7643 Caleb Heeringa, Deputy Press Secretary, Beyond Coal  425.890.9744 Stephen Chandler, Longview-based Doctor, 503.539.6524 County study confirms adverse health impacts of Longview coal export terminal But narrow scope ignores regional impact of building largest coal export terminal in North America KELSO, …

Strike Four— Another Permit Denial for Millennium: Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner Denies Shorelines Permits for Coal Export

Marcela Gara News

IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2017 Strike Four— Another Permit Denial for Millennium: Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner Denies Shorelines Permits for Coal Export Longview, WA – The Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner today denied two shoreline use permits for the proposed Millennium coal export terminal for causing significant unavoidable harm and failing to meet the requirements of the Shorelines Management Act. This …

Environmental community counters coal industry’s legal attack on public health

Kristi Nakata News

The Washington Environmental Council, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Climate Solutions, and Sierra Club today intervened to defend the state’s decision to deny a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility.

November 2nd, Let’s Party!

Marcela Gara News

Have you celebrated the recent permit denial for Millennium’s coal export terminal yet? If not, here’s your invite to a party (and public hearing) you don’t want to miss. Wait? A party and a public hearing. Yes, you read correctly. Despite the Washington Department of Ecology’s decision denying a key permit, Millennium insists on moving forward with local land use permits …

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Tell the WA Dept. of Ecology to say NO to the nation’s largest coal export terminal

Marcela Gara News, Uncategorized

Do you think Washington State should give coal companies permission to pollute the Columbia River with toxic coal dust and worsen the climate crisis? I didn’t think so. Tell the Washington Department of Ecology to say NO to the nation’s largest coal export terminal. Together, we can convince Ecology to deny a key water pollution permit and stop dirty coal …

Coal terminal gets first permit from county

Marcela Gara News, Uncategorized

Statement from the Power Past Coal coalition in response to the Cowlitz County Critical Areas Permit Millennium faces a number of significant hurdles before it can site the largest coal export terminal in North America on the Columbia River. Today’s decision by Cowlitz County to issue one of several permits required by the County does not change this reality. Earlier this …