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

Marcela Gara News

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

Marcela Gara News

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 …

Coal-export terminal backer appeals denial of state sublease

Marcela Gara News

By Associated Press LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Developers of a proposed coal-export terminal in southwest Washington have challenged the state’s denial of an aquatic lands lease for the project. The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2lylmYm ) that Millennium Bulk Terminals and Northwest Alloys appealed the state’s decision in Cowlitz County Superior Court Feb. 2. Before leaving office, Public Lands Commissioner Peter …