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 »

A Message from Bill Chapman, CEO of Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview

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Hello— During my thirty years as a lawyer working alongside my clients on projects, I’ve fought many battles to create better communities that value both economic development and a cleaner environment—that’s why working as CEO at Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview is just the right opportunity. We’re working to create a measurable impact in a… Read more »

I am Millennium: Facility Family Stories

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Watch Millennium staff share stories about what makes their team great. In the video, Gena Ramey, office manager and human resources support, says of the Millennium team that, “these people are like one big family. When Joe Cannon came to this site originally he… handed me my roster and said ‘Who are your best people?’… Read more »

Governor Mead Tours Millennium Bulk Terminals

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This week, the governor of Wyoming traveled to Longview to visit with local officials and tour Millennium’s facilities. Governor Matt Mead spent three hours on a fact-finding mission viewing clean up, hearing plans for the coal export terminal and even touring a vessel docked at the site to unload alumina ore. During the visit, the… Read more »

I am Millennium: The Millennium Basics

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Get a video update from CEO Ken Miller on improvements to our facility. “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.” This terminal will encompass three fundamentals, “Good design, proper operating practices, and… Read more »

The Alliance Weighs In

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The Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports shared its take on the recently released scoping summary report for our proposal. Ted Sprague, Cowlitz Economic Development Council President, said it best, “The Millennium terminal represents an opportunity in Southwest Washington for expanded international trade. Forty percent of Washington workers depend on trade for a living and this… Read more »

Energy Development Represents Path to Prosperity

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The Crow Nation of southern Montana sits on what’s estimated to be one of the largest coal reserves in the United States. Nation members suffer some of the worst employment conditions in the state, with unemployment affecting almost 50 percent of the tribe. The Crow Nation was recently awarded approval from the Federal government to… Read more »

Crow Tribe Leader Asks For Neutrality from Local Government

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Darrin Old Coyote is Chairman of the Crow Tribe in south-central Montana. He penned a letter to the Missoula City Council that was published in the Missoulian: Dear Missoula City Council: As you consider the resolution asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expand their environmental impact statement for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals… 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 »

Studies Continue to Show Strong Foreign Demand for Coal

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Experts with the International Energy Agency are predicting that demand for coal in Southeast Asia will nearly double between 2010 and 2020, according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required). As governments continue to raise the standard of living for their citizens by bringing electricity to hundreds of millions of people, demand for an efficient… 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 »

Labor and Agriculture Leaders Come Out for Fourth Scoping Meeting

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The fourth scoping meeting was held Wednesday at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield where representatives from the state’s leading labor and agriculture organizations showed up in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals. Millennium appreciates the hundreds of residents who have attended these scoping meetings and urged regulators to use a fair and independent standard when… 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 »

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 »