Coal Train

Six states join Gov. Inslee in Millennium lawsuit

Marcela Gara News

By Rose Lundy, Reporter, The Daily News Six more states have joined the lawsuit over a proposed Longview coal export dock to support Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration, bringing the number of states involved up to 13 — more than a quarter of the nation’s 50 states. Attorneys general from California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Oregon this week …

State Board Confirms Coal Terminal’s Threat to Clean Water

Marcela Gara News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATE BOARD CONFIRMS COAL TERMINAL’S THREAT TO CLEAN WATER Coal company loses appeal of water quality permit denial August 15, 2018 (Olympia, WA)—Today, the Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) affirmed the Department of Ecology’s denial of a necessary water quality permit for Millennium, a coal company whose proposed coal shipping terminal on the Columbia River has …

Millennium Coal Loses Again

Marcela Gara News, Press Release

For Immediate Release Press contacts: Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Columbia Riverkeeper: 503-929-5950, jasmine@columbiariverkeeper.org Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice: 206-930-6660, kboyles@earthjustice.org Millennium Coal Loses Again: Proposed coal export terminal suffers another blow, this time from appellate board Olympia, WA—The Washington Shorelines Hearings Board today upheld the denial of shoreline development permits for Millennium Bulk Terminals, an enormous coal export terminal proposed in Longview, Washington. In …

Coal Train

Our health is on the line

Marcela Gara News

We have just one-day left! Cowlitz County officials released a draft Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for the Millennium project, the largest and most dangerous coal export proposal remaining in the US.  They need to hear from you by tomorrow, Jan. 5, please. The good news? While it states no conclusions, the draft HIA clearly reaffirms many terrible adverse health and safety impacts of …

No Coal Export

County study confirms adverse health impacts of Longview coal export terminal

Marcela Gara News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2017 Contacts: Regna Merritt, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Director, Power Past Coal, regna@oregonpsr.org 971.235.7643 Caleb Heeringa, Deputy Press Secretary, Beyond Coal  425.890.9744 Stephen Chandler, Longview-based Doctor, 503.539.6524 County study confirms adverse health impacts of Longview coal export terminal But narrow scope ignores regional impact of building largest coal export terminal in North America KELSO, …

Strike Four— Another Permit Denial for Millennium: Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner Denies Shorelines Permits for Coal Export

Marcela Gara News

IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2017 Strike Four— Another Permit Denial for Millennium: Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner Denies Shorelines Permits for Coal Export Longview, WA – The Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner today denied two shoreline use permits for the proposed Millennium coal export terminal for causing significant unavoidable harm and failing to meet the requirements of the Shorelines Management Act. This …

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, …