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Wyoming governor: Millennium ‘on the right path’

On a second trip to the site of a proposed Longview coal export dock Monday, the governor of Wyoming said he’s optimistic the project will get…

May 18, 2015 5:51 pm(41)

Oregon panel rejects grant request for Clatskanie coal dock revamp

Oregon panel rejects grant request for Clatskanie coal dock revamp

Ambre Energy’s proposed coal export terminal near Clatskanie took another hit Thursday when the Oregon Transportation Commission denied a $2 m…

March 19, 2015 10:45 pm(0)

Millennium: China's plan to reduce coal use won't impact Longview terminal

Millennium: China's plan to reduce coal use won't impact Longview terminal

Chinese officials say they will reduce their country’s coal consumption by 5 percent in the next year, but proponents of a giant Longview coal…

March 17, 2015 11:00 pm Related (7)

Millennium: Release of coal terminal EIS reports on track for November

Millennium: Release of coal terminal EIS reports on track for November

A county/state draft environmental study on Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed Longview coal terminal will be ready by Nov. 9, the company sa…

January 29, 2015 10:40 pm Related (9)

Documents shed light on Corps' EIS decision for Boardman coal terminal

Documents shed light on Corps' EIS decision for Boardman coal terminal

PORTLAND — In September 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was ready to announce a major decision on a Columbia River coal port that would…

November 21, 2014 5:00 pm Related (3)

Denver hedge fund now controls Millennium Bulk Terminals

Denver hedge fund now controls Millennium Bulk Terminals

One of the parent companies of Millennium Bulk Terminals, which wants to build a coal export dock in Longview, announced Wednesday that a Denv…

November 19, 2014 11:00 pm Related (37)

County commissioners rebuke Ecology official over state coal review

County commissioners rebuke Ecology official over state coal review

Cowlitz County officials say the state may be putting the county in economic jeopardy by requiring excessive environmental review of the Mille…

November 06, 2014 10:30 pm Related (14)

Cowlitz County proceeds with coal dust exposure study

Cowlitz County proceeds with coal dust exposure study

An amendment signed by Cowlitz County commissioners Tuesday will allow monitoring for coal dust exposure to begin as early as next week. The m…

September 16, 2014 9:00 pm Related (8)

Wyoming appeals Oregon's denial of Columbia River coal terminal

Joining Ambre Energy in its appeal against a ruling made by Oregon’s Department of State Lands last month is the state of Wyoming and Port of …

September 08, 2014 9:40 pm Related (43)

Montana coal mine deal aims to boost Asian exports

Montana coal mine deal aims to boost Asian exports

Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday that consolidates ownership of a Montana mine to boost exports through Columbia River ports.

September 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related (7)

Oregon transportation commission approves Port Westward grants

Oregon transportation commission approves Port Westward grants

Ambre Energy’s proposed coal export terminal at Port Westward in Clatskanie hit another roadblock Friday when Oregon’s Transportation Commissi…

August 22, 2014 8:00 pm Related (16)

Oregon rejects key permit for Boardman coal export facility

Ambre Energy’s plans for an Oregon coal export terminal near Clatskanie were dealt a potentially fatal blow Monday after the state denied the …

August 18, 2014 11:00 pm Related (9)

Residents favor most expensive method to clean up Reynolds site

Local residents want toxic materials at the former Reynolds Metals smelting site completely removed — no matter how much it costs the property owners.

July 16, 2014 10:33 pm(1)

State hosting open house on Reynolds clean-up efforts Wednesday

The clean up of toxic materials at the former Reynolds Metals Co. aluminum plant will be up for discussion Wednesday when the state Department…

July 15, 2014 6:45 am(0)

Crews demolish buildings at site of former Reynolds Metals facility

Crews demolish buildings at site of former Reynolds Metals facility

A historical piece of the Longview skyline started disappearing this week.

July 09, 2014 7:15 pm(5)

Wyoming governor meets with local officials, lawmakers on Day 2 of visit

Wyoming governor meets with local officials, lawmakers on Day 2 of visit

Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed $643 million coal export project is a good fit for the Longview-Kelso area, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said on…

June 04, 2014 11:15 pm Related (5)

Wyoming Gov. Mead promotes coal exports during Longview visit

Wyoming Gov. Mead promotes coal exports during Longview visit

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead visited Longview on Tuesday to support the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export dock, which would ship Wyomin…

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State report lists wide price range for cleanup of former Reynolds site

For the first time, state officials have estimated the costs of cleaning up the old Reynolds Metals Co. aluminum site in Longview: Depending o…

June 02, 2014 7:45 pm Related (9)

Wyoming Gov. Mead to visit Millennium site during Longview visit

Wyoming Gov. Mead to visit Millennium site during Longview visit

For the second time, the governor of one of the Rocky Mountain coal-producing states is visiting Longview to stoke interest in the $643 millio…

May 28, 2014 5:15 pm Related (7)

Corps of Engineers orders narrow review of Millennium coal plan

Corps of Engineers orders narrow review of Millennium coal plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a much narrower environmental review of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal dock than th…

February 18, 2014 2:00 pm Related (11)

State, county order wide environmental review of Millennium coal project

State, county order wide environmental review of Millennium coal project

State and county regulators announced Wednesday they will conduct a sweeping environmental study of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coa…

February 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Judge in Yakima allows coal trains case to proceed

A federal judge in Yakima has allowed a lawsuit over coal spilling into waters from trains to proceed against BNSF Railway.

January 03, 2014 3:00 pm(4)

Vancouver barge company lands Columbia River coal transport deal

A company that plans to ship coal down the Columbia River has signed a letter of intent with Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver for transporta…

November 22, 2013 4:45 pm(2)

Hired to lobby, McKenna calls state coal review unconstitutional

Hired to lobby, McKenna calls state coal review unconstitutional

Former Attorney General Rob McKenna has been hired by Montana and North Dakota to lobby Washington state to agree to a limited review of a pro…

November 22, 2013 10:30 am Related (4)

State receives record 163,000 comments for Millennium project

Regulators have received 163,000 comments on the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal dock west of Longview — likely the biggest public res…

November 17, 2013 8:15 pm Related (0)

UW study suggests coal trains pollute the air

UW study suggests coal trains pollute the air

A preliminary study by a University of Washington professor suggests coal trains could be contributing to Northwest air pollution.

November 05, 2013 5:15 pm Related (12)

Iconic Greenpeace ship delivers anti-coal message to Longview

Iconic Greenpeace ship delivers anti-coal message to Longview

The Rainbow Warrior, the third such Greenpeace vessel known worldwide for its forays to protect the environment, took its first voyage up the …

October 30, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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COG launches informational site about easing industrial traffic congestion

Cowlitz County’s largest rail improvement plan in years now has a website and will be introduced at a public meeting next month.

October 30, 2013 7:00 am Related (0)

Longview submits scoping letter over coal export terminal

The Longview City Council has written a scoping letter to regulators that requests study of ten issues, such as air and water quality impacts,…

October 27, 2013 8:00 am(13)

The Greenhouse Effect: Measuring Longview terminal's potential impact on climate

The Greenhouse Effect: Measuring Longview terminal's potential impact on climate

If a proposed Longview coal export terminal is built, 44 million tons of coal will be shipped to Asia and will contribute about 81 million ton…

October 26, 2013 11:30 pm Related (22)

Coal terminal hearings: What did we learn?

Coal terminal hearings: What did we learn?

After five statewide meetings, 10 rallies, and more than 50,000 comments, what did we learn about the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals proje…

October 19, 2013 11:45 pm Related (24)

Opponents use Vancouver coal hearing to push for comprehensive review

Opponents use Vancouver coal hearing to push for comprehensive review

VANCOUVER — Hundreds of coal opponents urged regulators Wednesday night to consider how increased train traffic and coal dust from a proposed …

October 09, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Some farmers say coal terminal would benefit agriculture

Some farmers say coal terminal would benefit agriculture

A number of Mid-Columbia farmers showed support for a proposed Western Washington coal export terminal, saying it would benefit agriculture at…

October 01, 2013 11:35 pm Related (6)

Millennium coal terminal review ahead of schedule, officials say

Millennium coal terminal review ahead of schedule, officials say

The Millennium coal terminal review is going faster than expected, Cowlitz County officials were told Tuesday.

October 01, 2013 12:50 pm Related (3)

Longview coal port skeptics want thorough study

Longview coal port skeptics want thorough study

Inland Northwest residents turned out in force in Spokane on Wednesday evening to persuade officials that a proposed West Side shipping termin…

September 26, 2013 10:30 am Related (1)

Next Millennium coal hearing set for Wednesday in Spokane

Next Millennium coal hearing set for Wednesday in Spokane

Regulators are holding the second of five statewide hearings on the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export dock west of Longview from …

September 23, 2013 6:00 pm Related (2)

First hearing on Millennium plans colorful, yet civil

First hearing on Millennium plans colorful, yet civil

About 2,000 people jammed into the Cowlitz Expo Center on Tuesday evening, capping six hours of hearings on a proposed Longview coal terminal …

September 17, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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Coal supporter: Opportunity too good to pass up

Coal supporter: Opportunity too good to pass up

For union business agent Jeff Washburn, the Millennium coal terminal debate is simple: It’s about jobs.

September 17, 2013 9:00 pm(5)

Coal opponent: Nothing good about it

Coal opponent: Nothing good about it

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church pastor Kathleen Patton said she’s never thought of herself an environmental activist. But there she stood Tuesd…

September 17, 2013 9:00 pm(4)

Photos: Cowlitz County Coal Hearing

Photos: Cowlitz County Coal Hearing

Several thousand people showed up Tuesday at the Cowlitz Expo Center for the first public hearings on Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed coal…

September 17, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Coal 101: What you need to know as hearings begin

Coal 101: What you need to know as hearings begin

Longview is about to take center stage in Lower Columbia area’s largest-ever battle between environmental protection and job growth, and both …

September 14, 2013 11:45 pm Related (21)

Clean Columbia County hosting informational coal meeting Monday in Rainier

Clean Columbia County hosting informational coal meeting Monday in Rainier

An informational meeting about the proposed Longview coal terminal will be Monday night in Rainier.

September 14, 2013 7:00 pm Related (3)

Sheriff Nelson calls for civility ahead of coal terminal hearings

Sheriff Nelson calls for civility ahead of coal terminal hearings

Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson is urging outside groups to avoid “public disruption” at Tuesday’s hearings on the proposed Millennium Bulk…

September 12, 2013 9:30 pm Related (10)

Cowlitz tribe announces opposition to coal terminals

Cowlitz tribe announces opposition to coal terminals

Cowlitz Indian tribal officials announced Monday they are opposing proposed Pacific Northwest coal docks, specifically the Millennium Bulk Ter…

September 09, 2013 7:05 pm Related (3)

Federal regulators to write separate review of Millennium coal dock

Federal regulators to write separate review of Millennium coal dock

The state’s decision to include greenhouse gas emissions and train traffic concerns in the environmental review of a proposed Whatcom County c…

September 06, 2013 5:00 pm Related (7)

ILWU formally backs Millennium coal project ahead of public hearings

ILWU formally backs Millennium coal project ahead of public hearings

Millennium Bulk Terminals officials said Thursday they will hire a stevedoring company and longshore workers at their proposed coal dock west …

August 15, 2013 7:30 pm Related (26)

Regional lawmakers call for 'safe, respectful' meetings on coal terminals

Regional lawmakers call for 'safe, respectful' meetings on coal terminals

The upcoming hearings on the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal dock should provide a “safe and respectful forum” for members of the publ…

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