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 »


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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 »

A meeting of the past, present and future

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At our annual community barbecue last week, we heard from speakers about the past, present and future of our hometown, Longview. From a planned community with the world’s largest sawmill, to a working riverfront essential to the war efforts, Longview has long been a town of industry and trade. Cowlitz County Commissioners Dennis Weber and Mike… 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 »

A more detailed look at Millennium’s job numbers

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From The Daily News May 31, 2016 Marissa Luck   For years, Millennium Bulk Terminals has said its proposed Longview coal dock would employ 135 workers, but some opponents challenged that number at last week’s public hearings on the project’s draft environmental impact statement. Some opponents suggested the terminal would only create a handful of… Read more »

Our View: Avoid red herrings in coal train debate

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From The Tri-City Herald May 29, 2016 Tri-City Herald Editorial Board   The Tri-Cities will be the next hot spot in the heated debate over whether the state should give the green light to the Millennium Bulk coal export terminal proposed in Longview. If the public hearing Thursday in Pasco ends up anything like the… Read more »

Fact or Fiction: Setting the Millennium record straight

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From The Daily News June 1, 2016 The Millennium Bulk Terminals (MBT) project has created significant community discussion. At last week’s public hearing, project opponents bused protesters in from all over Washington and Oregon to voice their opinions. Whether a person is for or against the MBT project, one theme keeps coming up — incorrect… Read more »

Dust and demand: Do they matter?

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From The Daily News May 22, 2016 Two main arguments seem to keep popping up as it relates to the Millennium Bulk Terminals (MBT) project — coal dust and the future demand for coal. Let’s talk about the dust first. From a story by TDN’s Sarah Grothjan last week, we learned a topping agent is… Read more »

Spokane can balance rail traffic, safety and jobs

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From The Spokesman-Review Sunday, May 22, 2016 Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Sen. Michael Baumgartner   Do you want Washington to have more great blue-collar jobs and increased funding for education and mental health? If so, you should join us in supporting the Millennium Bulk Terminals in the upcoming hearing sessions. As the permitting process progresses for both… Read more »