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

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August 15, 2017 Millennium Bulk Terminals Project Receives Unanimous Support at Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council Convention LONGVIEW, WA – 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… 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 »

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 »