State Board Confirms Coal Terminal’s Threat to Clean Water

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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

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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

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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.

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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 …

Millennium Coal Loses Again

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For Immediate Release Press contacts: Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Columbia Riverkeeper: 503-929-5950, Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice: 206-930-6660, 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 …

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Feds should at least consider energy alternatives

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Originally published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. A federal judge’s ruling that orders federal Bureau of Land Management officials to consider the effects of coal mined from federal land on climate change is a welcome one. The ruling is specific to mining in the Powder River Basin, a region of Montana and Wyoming from which 40 percent of all U.S. …

Power Past Coal coalition statement opposing the John Henry coal mine

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The Power Past Coal coalition opposes the John Henry Coal mine in Black Diamond, Washington. Our coalition is comprised of communities who are already and would further be affected by the health, safety, environmental, economic, and climate impacts of mining, shipping, and burning of coal. Given these impacts, we stand with the Black Diamond Community and the other communities on …

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Our health is on the line

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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 …

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County study confirms adverse health impacts of Longview coal export terminal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2017 Contacts: Regna Merritt, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Director, Power Past Coal, 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

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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 …