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  • STRIKE FOUR— ANOTHER PERMIT DENIAL FOR MILLENNIUM

    “This decision marks the fourth time that Millennium’s coal export proposal failed to meet local and state laws. Millennium faces insurmountable hurdles, and the company should end their coal export aspirations today.” – Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Co-Director of the Power Past Coal Coalition

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  • Washington State Delivers Third Strike to Coal Export Terminal

    The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rejected a key state approval for Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington. In its decision, DNR cited Millennium’s failure to obtain multiple permits, inconsistencies in their site plans, missing critical information, and the overall best interest of the state as reasons for the denial. Because DNR manages state-owned aquatic lands, including the Columbia River, Millennium needs DNR’s approval to build new docks and dredge the river to make room for massive coal ships.

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  • Totem Pole Journey Comes to Vancouver 10/16

    Lummi Nation to bring totem pole to Vancouver Monday, October 16, 2017, to display Tribal resistance to the Tesoro oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export proposal in Longview, and the methanol refinery proposed by Northwest Innovation Works in Kalama.

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  • Groups Challenge State of Oregon’s Water Pollution Permit for Hundreds of Industrial Sites

    “Everyone deserves to eat locally-caught fish without fear of toxic pollution. DEQ missed a huge opportunity to keep thousands of pounds of toxic pollution out of our of rivers. Lax pollution limits violate the law and the agency’s commitment to protect public health and imperiled salmon.” -Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper

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  • State Denies Key Water Quality Permit for Longview Coal Project

    The Washington Department of Ecology denied a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview today, citing the project’s negative impacts on climate, clean air and water. Absent a successful legal challenge to the decision, the denial renders the project formally dead.

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  • Fracked Gas-to-Methanol Refinery Permit Invalid

    Today (9/18/2017), we received a victory in our challenge on the proposed methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. Washington’s Shorelines Hearings Board (Board) ruled that the Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County violated the law by failing to disclose and evaluate greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s largest methanol refinery, proposed on the banks of the Columbia River. As a result, permits previously issued for the project are invalid.

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