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 »

Welcome ASCANIUS

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In December, Millennium completed a maintenance dredging operation to ensure the existing dock and berth are available for maritime use.  Today,  we welcomed a 750 foot panamax vessel, the ASCANIUS, which will use the Millennium dock while waiting for a berth at the United Grain Elevator in Vancouver. There it will receive a full load… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals Statement on DNR Decision

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January 3, 2017 Millennium Bulk Terminals Statement on DNR Decision   Longview, WA. – “In recent years Millennium has invested millions of dollars in cleanup of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) leasehold and DNR has acknowledged Millennium’s responsible work.  In a letter dated May 30th  2013, the DNR recognizes Millennium Bulk Terminals as the operator of… Read more »

Momentum Building for Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview

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September 30, 2016 Momentum Building for Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview   Release of Army Corps of Engineers Comprehensive Draft Environmental Impact Statement is Second Major Regulatory Milestone Reached for the Proposed Export Terminal this Year   Longview, Wash. – The Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a coal export facility located… Read more »

Unprecedented Washington regulatory demands will result in job losses

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The following Op-Ed appeared in the Puget Sound Business Journal on September 16. Its authors are Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of the Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, and Larry Brown, Legislative and Political Director for the Aerospace Machinists Union District, Lodge 751.   Most Washingtonians are unfamiliar with the state’s regulatory-review process. It is… Read more »

Opinion: Washington state regulatory processes put economy at risk

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Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business and Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, recently wrote a piece weighing in on how unprecedented regulatory requirements are slowing an economic recovery that has yet to reach all corners of Washington state. The piece, “Opinion: Washington state regulatory processes put economy at risk,”… Read more »

Media Highlights from Public Meetings

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The 45-day public comment period for our Draft EIS has come to a close. We are especially grateful to over a thousand supporters who attended public hearings in Longview, Spokane and Pasco. We’ve compiled a rundown of media coverage from the two weeks of public meetings. These stories provided a clear and objective take on… Read more »

Local Families, Unions and Leaders Rally in Longview

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At the first of three public meetings, hundreds of friends and neighbors turned out in support of Millennium’s proposal to build a world-class coal export facility in Longview, Washington. The first of three meetings in Washington, Longview’s event on Tuesday highlighted the community support our project has received. Supporters stood out in their blue t-shirts, carrying… Read more »

The Daily News Editorial Board Endorses Millennium

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  In a Sunday editorial, The Daily News of Longview came out in strong support of our project. Read the full endorsement below:   In the world of political correctness it’s not “acceptable” to support a coal project — but we do. TDN stands with the ILWU, the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, Kelso-Longview Building & Construction… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview Reaches Major Regulatory Milestone

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UPDATED: 7:00 p.m. April 29, 2016 Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview Reacts to Findings in Newly Released Draft Environmental Impact Statement   “Millennium is committed to meeting Washington’s high standards for environmental stewardship and this thorough study shows in excruciating detail how those standards will be met. Over the course of four thousand pages, the document took… Read more »

Regulators Announce Meeting Dates

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Good news. We’re gaining further momentum with a major announcement today and want you to be among the first to know. Cowlitz County announced the dates for the hearings associated with the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the state. The Draft EIS is scheduled for release on April 29. The hearings will… Read more »

Dixie Bailey Raises Funds for Special Olympics During 24-Hour Run

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Last weekend, Millennium Transportation Manager Dixie Bailey raised money for the Special Olympics by entering the Pacific Rim One Day Run, a 24 hour distance challenge around Longview’s scenic Lake Sacagawea. Several other Millennium employees, including her husband Ken Bailey, set up a supporter tent to cheer Dixie on as she completed circuit after circuit,… Read more »

Reuters: South Korea Expects Record Coal Demand in 2016

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An increase in the number of coal-fired power plants starting operations this year will likely drive record coal demand in South Korea, despite the country’s pledge to curb greenhouse gas emissions at last year’s Paris climate summit. The Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), a government-run think tank, forecasts South Korean coal demand will rise 6.3… Read more »

Promoting Safety in Our Community

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At Millennium, safety is our top priority. Just as we want our employees to return home safe after every shift of work, we are equally as passionate about promoting safe practices within the community in which we operate. This fall, Millennium welcomed the Longview Fire Department as they filmed a training video on vessel stability…. Read more »

Statement: New Environmental Review Schedule

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On October 23, 2015 Cowlitz County, Washington State Department of Ecology, and US Army Corps of Engineers published a new environmental review schedule for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview coal export facility.  The county and state’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now scheduled for release April 30, 2016. The federal Draft EIS is scheduled… Read more »

Statement: Delayed Release of Environmental Impact Statement

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On October 15, 2015 the Washington State Department of Ecology released a statement delaying the release of the Millennium Bulk Terminals Draft Environmental Impact Statement from November of 2015 to “as early as possible in 2016”. Bill Chapman, CEO for Millennium Bulk Terminals said, “I had to break the news to the Millennium-Longview workforce and… Read more »