Posts Tagged ‘longview’

Conservation Groups Intervene to Defend Washington State Against Coal Exporter’s Lawsuit »

March 7th, 2017: Columbia Riverkeeper, Washington Environmental Council, and Sierra Club took steps today to defend the Washington Department of Natural Resources against a high-profile lawsuit filed by backers of the nation’s largest coal export terminal. On February 2, 2017, Millennium Bulk Logistics and NW Alloys, a subsidiary of Alcoa, sued the Washington Department of Natural Resources after the department denied a key lease needed for Millennium to operate a proposed 44 million ton per year coal export terminal along the Columbia River.



Short-Sighted Federal Review of Proposed Longview Coal Terminal Kicks Off »

October 4th, 2016: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed coal export terminal Sept. 30, 2016. The Army Corps’ review focuses narrowly on the project’s impacts at the terminal site, ignoring pollution and safety effects from sixteen new trains traveling through Spokane, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and dozens of communities along the rail line. Because the Army Corps fails to analyze rail line impacts, they ignore the massive dust loss from open-top coal trains - an average of 500 pounds per car. Unlike an environmental review released earlier this year by Washington state and Cowlitz County, the Corps’ review ignores climate impacts from mining and burning 44 million tons of coal per year. The Longview project would be the largest coal export terminal in North America.



Lummi Nation totem pole carvers bring latest pole to Longview in opposition to coal export »

July 18th, 2016: [ August 26, 2016; 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. ] The Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers will showcase their latest totem pole carved in solidary with communities throughout the region fighting against fossil fuel export terminals.



There’s More: Oil Refinery Backers Seek to Add Crude-by-Rail & LPG Terminal »

August 29th, 2015: The Columbia River is now the most threatened river in the nation from crude oil trains and tankers. The newly disclosed terminal, called Washington Energy Storage & Transfer (WEST), would receive 164,000 barrels per day from Alberta tar sands or the Bakken formation in North Dakota, and load the crude on to ocean-going tankers to sail over the notoriously dangerous Columbia River bar.



Breaking Clean Tour »

May 19th, 2015: [ July 9, 2015; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Fourth generation coal miners turned clean energy ambassadors, the Mullin family is coming to the PNW! They will share our story of Appalachian history, coal mining, and our transformation while teaching about the mountain top removal that occurred and continues to occur in our valley. We hope to inspire others as we have been inspired.



Momenta film screening in Longview! »

April 23rd, 2015: [ May 15, 2015; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Come see Longview on the big screen! Momenta is a highly-acclaimed documentary about coal export in the Pacific Northwest. The film focuses on the groundswell of opposition to stop dirty coal trains and the great actions for better, sustainable economic future!



Cleaning up toxic pollution should be the only choice for Longview »

August 1st, 2014: What kind of clean up do polluted sites on the Columbia River deserve? The highest level, of course! The toxic legacy of the Reynolds Aluminum facility needs to change, and Columbia Riverkeeper, the Sierra Club and Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community submitted our public comments to Washington Department of Ecology saying just that.



Public Comment: old Reynolds Metals clean up »

June 18th, 2014: [ July 16, 2014 4:00 pm to August 1, 2014 8:00 pm. ] The toxic legacy of the Reynolds Aluminum facility needs to change, but it won’t happen without you. A thorough clean up of decades of soil and groundwater pollution is critical to the health of Cowlitz County residents and the Columbia River. Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community for an important public hearing about the clean up of the old Reynolds site!



Informational Meeting on Reynolds Aluminum Facility Clean-up »

June 8th, 2014: [ June 16, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join Riverkeeper and Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community on June 16 for a presentation on the clean up of the old Reynolds Alumnium site in Longview, Washington, and learn how to make strong and effective comments to ensure that a full clean-up happens



Keep your coal, Gov. Mead- feature »

June 4th, 2014: Longview protests Governor's visit to sell coal