Deric Keith: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“Millennium is excited to be redeveloping this property into a facility that will create hundreds of family wage jobs, create new tax revenue, and contribute to Washington’s strength with additional trade.” Millennium is committed to bringing family-wage jobs back to Cowlitz County. Our proposed export terminal will create hundreds of jobs in Cowlitz County and… Read more »

A Citizen’s Guide to Scoping Comment Submission

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As part of Millennium’s environmental review process, members of the community will be invited to submit their comments about Millennium’s permit applications to the co-lead agencies – Cowlitz County, the Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These comments will provide federal, state and local decision-makers with valuable feedback to… Read more »

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 21 Announces Support for Millennium’s Proposed Coal Export Project

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Millennium Bulk Terminals is pleased to receive the support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 21 for our proposed coal export facility. The ILWU has represented workers at the Port of Longview and all West Coast ports since 1934. Jake Whiteside, longshoreman and president of ILWU Local 21, said: Our members live,… Read more »

Democratic Senator Asks for Fairness in Coal-Killing Regulations

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The recent announcement of President Obama’s climate action plan drew a flurry of press releases, declarations of support and statements of opposition from Capitol Hill lawmakers. In response, one Democrat and proud supporter of the mining industry, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia laid out a powerful case against the proposals. As Sen. Manchin notes,… Read more »

Millennium Hosts Second Annual Open House

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Millennium hosted the public for a BBQ and tours at the site of the old aluminum smelter. Around 300-400 people were in attendance, including former employees of Reynolds, local vendors, labor and community leaders. The daylong open house provided the opportunity to share memories and celebrate progress made in the cleanup of the site. The… Read more »

Demand for Coal Putting Montana, Other Western States on the Global Stage

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In July, the Montana Energy Review penned an article exploring the state’s growing relevance in global energy markets. Exploring the link between natural gas, coal exports and Washington state ports, the Montana Energy Review investigates the growth factors behind the Northwest energy push. Most importantly, Montana – like Colorado, Wyoming and Utah – is home… Read more »

High Demand in Asia Bodes Well for Longview

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The Daily News editorial board recently dedicated their pages to a tour of major coal ports around the world. They concluded that Pacific Rim nations are poised to dominate the coal trade, keeping demand high and relatively stable, as coal ports continue to grow and increase their capacities. According to TDN: The Pacific Rim nations,… Read more »

Millennium Employees Celebrate Men’s Health Month

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Celebrated each June, Men’s Health Month coincides with Father’s Day to raise awareness of preventable health problems. Cities across the country collaborate with health care providers and other supporters in the community to organize health fairs, education opportunities and free screenings. To celebrate Men’s Health Month, the Pacific Surgical Institute in Longview hosted the M-Power… Read more »

Coal’s Role in Easing Global Energy Poverty

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Energy poverty, or a lack of access to electricity, is a serious issue that impacts nearly 1.2 billion people in southeast Asia and across the developing world while another 2.6 billion people live without access to clean cooking facilities.                       Energy companies, governments and non-governmental… Read more »

We are Millennium | Part 2 [VIDEO]

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“There is nothing that I would like to see more at this site than to see jobs restored for Cowlitz County.” Millennium is committed to bringing family-wage jobs back to Cowlitz County. Our proposed export terminal will create hundreds of new jobs in Cowlitz County and generate millions of dollars in new tax revenue for… Read more »

Wenatchee World: Ask the Right Questions About Coal

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The Wenatchee World published a commentary by Fred Thompson, professor of public management and policy analysis and director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy Research at Willamette University that explored the consequences of increased U.S. coal exports. Thompson provided a thorough and unbiased exploration of a central question: “Will keeping U.S. coal ‘in… Read more »

National Mining Association’s U.S. Coal Report

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The National Mining Association recently released a report, U.S. Coal Exports: National and State Economic Contributions, detailing the economic benefits of coal for the United States and the international community. Coal is the only energy source that has a net positive effect on the United States’ trade balance. In fact, coal contributed $16.6 billion dollars… Read more »

President Pledges to Cut the Red Tape

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At Millennium, we understand that thriving communities depend on reliable infrastructure.  Safe streets and navigable highways can connect neighborhoods to businesses, improving the quality of life for everyone. That’s why we applaud the federal government’s decision to take steps toward modernizing the review and permitting processes for large scale transportation and infrastructure projects. Too often,… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals VP, Peter Bennett Speaks at LCC

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Peter Bennett, Millennium’s vice president of business development, recently spoke at Lower Columbia College about the importance of rail improvements for Millennium’s proposed export terminal in Longview. Infrastructure improvements to the rail system would allow trains bound for the export terminal to travel faster, thereby minimizing traffic delays. Upgrades would allow trains to run at… Read more »

Cowlitz County Home Sales Improve

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The economic crisis devastated communities across the country – but Cowlitz County was particularly hard hit. At the height of the recession local unemployment nearly hit 15 percent. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 8 percent, Cowlitz County’s unemployment rate has been at or near 11 percent for the majority of 2012. Thankfully, signs… Read more »

Pathways 2020 Releases 2013 Cowlitz County Quality of Life Report

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Pathways 2020 recently released its annual report entitled “Cowlitz County Community Report Card 2013,” which outlines the quality of life milestones seen achieved over the past year. Founded in 1999, Pathways 2020 is a non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Cowlitz County through collaborative partnerships, resource mobilization, strategic planning and program… Read more »

Millennium Welcomes Back SEMI High Tech U

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This spring, Millennium welcomed back SEMI High Tech U – an international program dedicated to encouraging student interest in high tech career pathways. Millennium hosted SEMI U students last year and was delighted to work with the program again in 2013. At Millennium, students spent time with our staff discussing career development, chemistry and nanotechnology…. Read more »

We Are Millennium | Part I [VIDEO]

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“This site has supported me and my family for my entire life.” At Millennium, everyone is family. For some of our employees, Millennium is the best job they have ever had. Gena Ramey and Dave Gillihan have been working at this site for more than thirty years. For example, Michelle Alward grew up on our… Read more »