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 »

Reuters: South Korea Expects Record Coal Demand in 2016

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An increase in the number of coal-fired power plants starting operations this year will likely drive record coal demand in South Korea, despite the country’s pledge to curb greenhouse gas emissions at last year’s Paris climate summit. The Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), a government-run think tank, forecasts South Korean coal demand will rise 6.3… Read more »

A Path Forward

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The world faces both dilemma and opportunity with its energy future. Learn how investment in advanced coal technologies is part of the most promising path forward. We have taken a hard look at the advancements being made in Washington and the United States in a white paper that was recently released. Download the white paper,… Read more »

Stay Engaged, Stay Informed

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At Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, we know fulfilling the remarkable potential for our facility requires careful planning, hard work and a commitment to our neighbors. Providing our community with the information they need to stay informed is an essential piece of this commitment. That’s why we built an entirely new ‘one-stop shop’ with expanded information and… Read more »

Ken Miller, President and CEO of Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview spoke with The Columbian about Millennium’s proposed redevelopment

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  “The coal terminal at Millennium is envisioned to employ 135 people at full build-out. The Berk Study that was done in conjunction with the planning … projected 300 local area, family-wage jobs, direct and indirect around the Millennium site. During construction there would be over 1000 direct jobs that would be utilized in the… Read more »

Supporters Turn Out for Final Scoping Meeting in Tacoma

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The final public scoping meeting was held on Thursday in Tacoma. Supporters, wearing blue shirts, spoke up about Millennium’s proposed export terminal. Once approved, the expanded terminal would employ 135 workers in family-wage jobs as well as create 1,350 direct jobs and $70 million in direct wages during the construction phase. Karen Alderman Harbert is… Read more »

Family-Wage Jobs

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  “I think that the young adults that are coming up will have a lot of opportunities here on the site.” Millennium is excited to expand the Longview export terminal and provide even more family-wage jobs to Southwest Washington. The expansion proposal represents employment opportunities for hundreds of families and young adults trying to enter… Read more »

National Association of Manufacturers Touts Benefits of Coal Exports

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The proposed export terminals in the Pacific Northwest are necessary to the future of American manufacturing, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Recent outlook reports released by the Energy Information Administration show world energy consumption will increase by 56% by 2040, and that coal use will grow faster than other available fuels. This growing… Read more »

Spokane Scoping Meeting

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A second scoping meeting was held in Eastern Washington on Tuesday, as a diverse group of supporters met to offer their views about the importance of increased trade and more family-wage jobs offered by the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview proposal. Millennium supports a timely and predictable permitting process. Mike LaPlant, President of the Washington State Farm… Read more »

Joe Dunlap: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“We’re not in this for the short term. We’re in this for the long haul.” When the old Reynolds operation shut down, several other businesses shut down with it, and many families had to leave town to find work. Millennium’s investment in Cowlitz County will revitalize the local economy and ensure our community has access… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »