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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

I am Millennium: Permitting Timeline

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Wendy Hutchinson, Vice President of Public Affairs for Millennium, walks us through the permitting process for the Longview terminal proposal.  “What I’m most excited about at Millennium is the fact that we’re taking an industrial site that really has been languishing for the last ten years and we’re going to turn it into a revitalized… Read more »