Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview Sues Ecology Director for Bias

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LONGVIEW, WA – Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (Millennium) today filed a complaint against Ecology and its Director, Maia Bellon, for violating state and federal law and the U.S. and State of Washington Constitutions by “intentionally misapplying the Clean Water Act and State Environmental Protection Act to deprive Millennium of its rights, privileges and immunities.” Millennium continues… Read more »

Celebrating Community and Giving Back at Millennium

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If you’ve followed Millennium for some time, you know that our team takes great pride in our community. Our commitment to building a world-class export terminal means that we’re invested in our neighborhoods. We’re looking back and celebrating the opportunity to contribute to a number of exciting local programs. In May, the Kelso-Longview Chamber of… Read more »

After Six Years…We’re Still Here!

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Tomorrow, we pass another major milestone. It’s now been six years since we filed permit applications to build a world-class export terminal in Longview. You’ve been by our side during this long process – and for that we say THANK YOU. The case for this project has become even more compelling since we filed for permits back in 2012. Coal… Read more »

Next Stop: Federal Court

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January 3, 2018 “Millennium has been focused on complying with Washington State’s high environmental standards in our current and future operations. The lawsuit from our owners is a reminder that Washington is a trade gateway for all the western states and their products and our state government should not inhibit that trade. This Federal lawsuit… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals Seeks Fairness in the Courts

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December 4, 2017 Millennium Bulk Terminals Seeks Fairness in the Courts Ecology sued for withholding Critical Information  Millennium appeals decision on Shoreline Permits   LONGVIEW, WA – Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (Millennium) today filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court against the Washington State Department of Ecology for violating the Public Records Act by withholding… Read more »

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 »

Hundreds Gather to Celebrate Millennium and Highlands Neighborhood Association

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  WOW – what an evening! Thank you for being a part of 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 with for years.   Together with… 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 »