Posts Tagged ‘millennium’

Record Breaking Coal Comments: 169,000! »

July 27th, 2017: More than 169,000 public comments flooded the Washington Department of Ecology encouraging the agency to deny a water quality permit needed for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in 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.



Breaking News on Coal Exports »

January 3rd, 2017: “Commissioner Goldmark listened to the public and gave a firm ‘no’ to the largest coal terminal in the country. Millennium started off misleading the public about the intended size of the coal terminal and later ignored Washington state’s request for critical information on their finances. Millennium failed to show they can protect public resources--the Columbia River. We ring in the new year with a major victory for the public, and showing that, once again the Northwest holds the line on dirty fossil fuels.”



Public hearing: block the largest proposed coal export project in the nation. »

October 5th, 2016: [ October 25, 2016; 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed coal export terminal. The comment period and public hearing are critical events. With your help, we can block the last remaining coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest.



Public hearing: block the largest proposed coal export project in the nation. »

October 5th, 2016: [ October 24, 2016; 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed coal export terminal. The comment period and public hearing are critical events. With your help, we can block the last remaining coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest.



Stopping Coal in the Pacific NW »

October 4th, 2016: Let’s get this over the finish line. Coal export in the Northwest was a bad idea from day one. Now we’re years into the fight and the smell of victory—not of dirty coal trains—is in the air. You know the drill: please submit your comment today and RSVP to attend the public hearing in Longview, Washington on October 24.



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.



Arch Coal, Millennium backer, goes bankrupt »

January 12th, 2016: Arch Coal, Inc., the second largest coal supplier in the United States, announced on January 12, 2016, that it would be filing for bankruptcy protection after suffering several quarters of losses and being unable to restructure its debt.



Fossil Fuel Forum – Portland »

May 22nd, 2015: [ June 4, 2015; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Join local community leaders for an open dialogue about coal and oil projects in the Pacific Northwest. It’s up to us make sure that Washington’s Governor Inslee and decision-makers do all they can to prevent a massive increase in fossil fuel development and transportation across our region