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Port of Longview commissioners reject Haven Energy lease on 3-0 vote

Port of Longview commissioners unanimously rejected the proposed Haven Energy propane export terminal Tuesday morning, voicing concerns about the safety and the true economic impact of the $300 million project.

The vote came after 90 minutes of testimony featuring a primarily negative response from the crowd of nearly 200 people. More than 20 people spoke […]


Longview: Strategic plan passes, search for port CEO includes former dockworker

Two news items about the Port of Longview port commission from the Daily News:

Port of Longview commissioners approve strategic plan

Port of Longview commissioners Friday unanimously approved their five year strategic plan to develop their Barlow Point property, demolish an unused grain elevator, expand the main administration building and attract new business.

Port officials […]


Port of Longview won’t rescind trespassing ruling

Port of Longview commissioners on Friday rejected the longshore union’s claim that they violated the state’s open meetings act last summer when they forbade trespassing on railroad tracks where hundreds were later arrested while protesting the EGT grain terminal.

The union’s claim is an attempt to defend some of those protesters from prosecution, and union […]