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Cowlitz County denies two major permits in ‘huge blow’ to Longview coal export project

From The Daily News article titled ‘Two Millennium coal project shoreline permits for Longview denied’:

In a huge blow to the proposed Longview coal dock, a Cowlitz County hearing examiner has denied two major shoreline permits that Millennium Bulk Terminals needs for its $680 million project.

Hearing Examiner Mark Scheibmeir rejected the permits Tuesday in spite of recommendations from Cowlitz County staff that he approve the permits under several conditions.

Scheibmeir wrote in his decision that Millennium could not show that it would adequately compensate for 10 significant adverse impacts identified in the state’s environmental impact statement. Millennium will appeal the decision to the state’s shoreline hearing board.

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