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Longview’s Millennium Bulk Terminals permitting update

Dry Bulk Magazine

Back in February 2012, Millennium Bulk Terminals (MBT) submitted its Shorelines permit application for the coal export terminal. The Shorelines permits are needed for the building of the docks and dredging of the berth pocket. After 10 public meetings across the state, MBT is moving into the final stretch of the permitting.



Farm Bill cuts $8 billion in food stamps, preserves handouts to Koch Industries

Excerpts from The Nation:

The final iteration of the bill cuts $8 billion from food stamps, a key demand made by Americans for Prosperity, which aired advertisements and organized opposition to the initial Farm Bill because of the supposed waste of providing food assistance to needy families. Americans for Prosperity is controlled by the billionaire […]


RE Sources sues SSA Marine for Clean Water Act violations at Cherry Point

A Bellingham-based environmental group that has been one of the largest opponents of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal has filed suit against the Seattle-based shipping terminal company seeking to build the project.

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities has filed a citizens’ lawsuit against Pacific International Terminals, a subsidiary of Seattle-based SSA Marine, for federal Clean […]


SSA Marine questions motives behind clean water lawsuit

An SSA Marine vice president is questioning the motives of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, responding to the environmental group’s recent announcement that it intends to file suit against SSA based on Clean Water Act violations related to the unauthorized road-clearing and tree removal at the company’s Cherry Point property.

In a press release, Bob […]


Groups sue Millennium over alleged Clean Water Act violations

Vancouver and Longview citizens groups announced Tuesday they will sue the owner of a proposed coal dock in West Longview, contending that Millennium Bulk Terminals is violating the federal Clean Water Act by handling coal without a permit.

An attorney representing the two groups said he will file a federal suit within 60 days to […]