Coal Train

Federal Court dismisses key claim in coal industry’s case against Washington State

Marcela Gara News, Press Release

Press contacts: Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340 ex.1033 Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Power Past Coal co-director, 503-929-5950 Federal Court dismisses key claim in coal industry’s case against Washington State TACOMA – A U.S. District Court ruled today that the state of Washington did not violate federal laws governing ports or railroads when it denied a necessary water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk …

Final County study released: Reaffirms negative health and safety impacts of Longview coal export terminal

Marcela Gara News, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2018 Contact: Regna Merritt, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Director Power Past Coal, regna@oregonpsr.org   971.235.7643 Final County study released: Reaffirms negative health and safety impacts of Longview coal export terminal KELSO, WASHINGTON – Concluding a three-year process, Cowlitz County officials will hold an Open House on November 29 to release its final Health Impact Assessment …

Longview community rejects proposed coal export terminal as Trump Administration restarts federal review

Marcela Gara News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2018 Contacts: Regna Merritt, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Director Power Past Coal, regna@oregonpsr.org, (971) 235-7643 Caleb Heeringa, Deputy Press Secretary, Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, caleb.heeringa@sierraclub.org, (425) 890-9744 Longview community rejects proposed coal export terminal as Trump Administration restarts federal review KELSO, WASHINGTON – Citing numerous unavoidable impacts to public health, a committee of Longview …

Community voices concerns about health affects of proposed coal terminal

Marcela Gara News

By Katie Fairbanks, Reporter, The Daily News Community members urged a health committee Monday to take a stronger stance against Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed Longview coal terminal. The Health Impact Assessment Steering Committee met to discuss the study and draft recommendations and to hear public comment on the documents. A majority of the nine people who spoke during the public …

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 …

Coal export: A threat to our health

Marcela Gara News

By Stephen G. Chandler, MD Editor’s note: Today’s editorial was written by Longview physician Dr. Stephen Chandler. Editorial content from other publications and authors is provided to give readers a sampling of regional and national opinion and does not necessarily reflect positions endorsed by the Editorial Board of The Daily News. A June 3 guest editorial from Bill Chapman, CEO of …

Longview residents take to the streets to oppose coal exports

Marcela Gara News

Longview-area residents took to the streets to remind their elected leaders of the community’s strong opposition to coal export. Community members shared their concerns about the health impacts of 16 coal trains a day and open piles of coal eight stories tall. The Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Ecology, and the County have denied four key permits or …

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Tribune Editorial: Utah attacking another state’s rules? That’s rich.

Marcela Gara News

The state of Washington has rules. Rules for air quality. Rules for water quality. Rules to keep its transportation systems moving as efficiently as possible. The state of Utah does not not like those rules. Or, at least, does not like the way Washington’s governor and its various regulatory bureaucracies are choosing to enforce them in one particular case. So …