On final day of hearing Millennium makes strong, fact-base case for granting stage one shoreline permits

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November 6, 2017 On Final Day of Hearing Millennium Makes Strong, Fact-Base Case for Granting Stage One Shoreline Permits GHG expert testifies global emissions will be less with Millennium project than without project     LONGVIEW, WA – On the third and final day of the Shoreline Substantial Development and Conditional Use Permits hearing for Millennium… Read more »

Millennium Supporters Turnout for Day Two of Shoreline Hearing, Provide Compelling Testimony

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November 3, 2017 Millennium Supporters Turnout for Day Two of Shoreline Hearing, Provide Compelling Testimony Hearing ended at 2:30 p.m. Friday after final person testified. Only written testimony to be accepted Monday    LONGVIEW, WA – Day two of the hearing for Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview’s (MBT) Shoreline Substantial Development and Conditional Use Permits was dedicated… Read more »

Cowlitz County Staff Testifies Millennium Can Meet Criteria for Shoreline Permits

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November 2, 2017 Cowlitz County Staff Testifies Millennium Can Meet Criteria for Shoreline Permits Hundreds Gathered in Support of Millennium’s Shoreline Permits LONGVIEW, WA – Cowlitz County staff testified, and submitted a report to hearing examiner Mark Scheibmeir, that Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBT) can meet the criteria for the Shoreline Substantial Development and Conditional Use… Read more »

Stage One of Millennium Project is Focus of Shoreline Permits Hearing

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November 1, 2017                                                      Stage One of Millennium Project is Focus of Shoreline Permits Hearing  LONGVIEW, WA — Starting Thursday Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBT) will present a fact-based case that demonstrates approval of its Shoreline Substantial Development and Conditional Use Permits – for the first stage of the project – is warranted because the $680-million coal… Read more »

A Win for Millennium, Judge Overturns DNR

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October 27, 2017 Judge Rules DNR Ignored the Facts on Millennium Sublease Millennium moves forward despite invention of special rules and a unique and unprecedented process for its evaluation  LONGVIEW, WA — Cowlitz County Superior Court today overturned the political decision made last January by outgoing Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Peter Goldmark to deny… Read more »

Millennium Files Claim against Ecology in Court; Appeals Denial of Water Quality Certification

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October 24, 2017 Millennium Files Claim against Ecology in Court; Appeals Denial of Water Quality Certification Millennium has its EIS and Critical Areas Permit, continues to pursue shoreline permits and others LONGVIEW, WA—Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBT) today filed a complaint in Cowlitz County Superior Court against the Department of Ecology and Director Maia Bellon, and… Read more »

Statement: Response to 401 Water Quality Certification Denial

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September 26, 2017 “Ecology appears to have intentionally disregarded decades of law defining the Clean Water Act to reject the water quality certification requested for Millennium’s project. Multiple recent decisions by the agency seem biased against the Longview community, and particularly blind to the need for employment opportunities in Cowlitz County. Millennium will appeal the… Read more »

Seattle Times: A view from Japan

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By Shozo Kaneko The following Op-Ed appeared Wednesday in the Seattle Times. View the original Op-Ed here.   It has been more than six years since Japan suffered the devastating earthquake and tsunami that triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The world is well-aware of the massive destruction caused by this unprecedented… Read more »

Summer Shindig Draws 500 to Celebrate Community and Honor Highlands Neighborhood Association

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August 17 was an incredible evening for the Millennium team as we celebrated our sixth annual summer shindig at Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview.   Throughout the night, the heart of our community was on full display. Our Millennium team was honored to recognize the amazing work of the Highlands Neighborhood Association, a fantastic group we’ve been partnering… Read more »

Resolution in Support of the Millennium Bulk Terminals Project

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Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council at their 61st Annual Convention on Friday gave the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBT-Longview) project their unanimous support when members voted in favor of a resolution submitted by the Longview/Kelso Building and Construction Trades Council. The full text of the resolution is below.   Resolution in Support of the… Read more »

Billings Gazette: Montana coal production up 1.5M tons

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The following article by Tom Lutey appeared Sunday in the Billings Gazette, you can view the original article here. Coal mining in Montana is on a 1.5-million-ton upswing through the first half of the year as exports improve. The Montana Coal Council reports that after a rocky start, coal production began improving, with April, May… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals Receives First Permit, Enters New Phase of Project Development

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July 19, 2017 Millennium Bulk Terminals Receives First Permit, Enters New Phase of Project Development LONGVIEW, WA – Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBTL) obtained its first permit needed for the Coal Export Terminal from the Cowlitz County Department of Building and Planning. The Critical Areas Permit was issued today, signaling the Coal Export Terminal project has… Read more »

Millennium Permitting Update

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Millennium Bulk Terminals submitted its Shorelines permit application for the coal export terminal on February 22, 2012. The Shorelines permits are needed for the building of the docks and dredging of the berth pocket. After 10 public meetings across the state, we are moving into the final stretch of the permitting. Over twenty local, state… Read more »

Washington’s Double Standard on Rail

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By John Stuhlmiller For the Capital Press   Perceptions of railroads appear to be relative to where you live these days. If you live in the big city, trains that whisk you from one urban center to the next are “state-of-the-art,” but if you live in rural areas, where trains are used to move commodities,… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview Wins Education Award

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LONGVIEW, WA — Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBTL) is the 2017 winner of the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce’s “Workforce Education Best Practice Business Award.” MBTL received the award at a May 3 ceremony because of its continued support for programs that invest in youth and workforce education. Millennium has hosted a portion of the Semi-High Tech U training… Read more »

Local Reaction to Study Release

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On May 3, 2017, Longview’s local newspaper published the follow editorial: Millennium Bulk Terminals’ final state environmental impact statement was issued last Friday and we have some initial thoughts to share. Our view can be summarized in one word – disappointing. After five years and $15 million, the final state EIS is disappointing because it… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview Reaches Important Milestone with Release of Final EIS

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  April 28, 2017 Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview Reaches Important Milestone with release of Final EIS   LONGVIEW, WA – Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview reached another significant milestone for its proposed coal export terminal today when Cowlitz County and Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The completion of the FEIS… Read more »

Statement: NW Alloys Appeal of Former Commissioner Goldmark’s Decision on Sub-lease

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February 11, 2017 “Peter Goldmark’s decision regarding the consent to sublease created an unnecessary step adding to the red tape and delay in what should have been a straight-forward administrative change. Despite his politically charged decision, our vision remains unaffected. We are unwavering in our commitment to the people of Cowlitz County and we’re doubling… Read more »

A Look Back

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As we approach the five-year mark since we filed permit applications to build a world-class export terminal in Longview, your unwavering support has seen us through. There have been times that our patience has been tested – but in 2016, we saw remarkable progress. As we embark on 2017, we thought it was worth taking… Read more »