"Coal Terminal Near Longview Set For Environmental Review"

"The coal export terminal proposed for the Columbia River town of Longview, Wash. is moving to the next phase in the environmental review process."

"The Washington Department of Ecology announced Wednesday what environmental impacts it will consider in its review of the Millennium Bulk Terminal, which will move more than 40 million tons of coal from trains onto ships. At maximum capacity, 16 trains will service the terminal every day, traveling to and from the coal mines of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana. Each month, 140 ships will deliver the coal to Asia.

It’s one of three proposals in the Northwest to build shipping facilities to transfer trainloads of coal onto ships bound for Asia."

Ashley Ahearn reports for EarthFix/KUOW February 12, 2014.

Source: EarthFix/KOUW, 02/14/2014