Coal export: A threat to our health

Marcela Gara News

By Stephen G. Chandler, MD Editor’s note: Today’s editorial was written by Longview physician Dr. Stephen Chandler. Editorial content from other publications and authors is provided to give readers a sampling of regional and national opinion and does not necessarily reflect positions endorsed by the Editorial Board of The Daily News. A June 3 guest editorial from Bill Chapman, CEO of …

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 …

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.

Voices of Resistance

Marcela Gara News, perspectives

Washington State denied yet another critical permit for Millennium’s (MBT) proposed coal export terminal! The decision marks the third time the state gave the thumbs down to MBT’s scheme which would be the largest coal export terminal in North America and ship an estimated 44 million tons of coal per year by rail, posing significant risks to impacted communities, habitats, …

Coal train, Longview Washington

State Denies Key Water Quality Permit for Longview Coal Project

Marcela Gara News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2017 Contacts: Regna Merritt, Co-Director Power Past Coal coalition, (971) 235-7643 Caleb Heeringa, Deputy Press Secretary – Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, (425) 890-9744,caleb.heeringa@sierraclub.org Jan Hasselman, Staff Attorney – Earthjustice, (206) 343-7340 x1025 Svein Newman, Deputy Director of Organizer – Northern Plains Resource Council, (406) 855-8887 State Denies Key Water Quality Permit for Longview Coal …

Longview coal: Ecology to make water decision by September

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By Marissa Luck, Reporter at The Daily News. The state Department of Ecology says it will decide by September whether to issue a water quality certification for the proposed Longview coal dock. At Ecology’s request, Millennium Bulk Terminals withdrew and resubmitted its application for the certification Monday to reflect changes to its project. Ecology also wanted to review a new …

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Greenhouse gases, cancer risk tied to proposed Longview coal terminal, report says

Marcela Gara News

By Hal Bernton, Seattle Times Staff Reporters An environmental-impact statement for Millennium Bulk Terminals was released to the public April 28. A proposed coal-export terminal in Longview would significantly increase Columbia River vessel traffic, bump up cancer risks for a local neighborhood and result in a net addition of some two million metric tons annually of greenhouse gas emissions, according …

Power Past Coal Longview Terminal

Longview coal terminal is a road to nowhere

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By Clark Williams-Derry, Seattle Times Op-Ed The reality is that the economic prospects for West Coast coal exports have collapsed. LONG before Big Coal hitched its wagon to President Donald Trump, the industry had tied its fortunes to another would-be savior: exports. Starting in 2010 the industry proposed a slew of new West Coast export terminals, all aimed at supplying …