"Proposed Longview Coal Terminal Dealt A Blow By Appeals Court"

"A coal company has been dealt another legal blow in its attempt to build an export terminal on the lower Columbia River.

The Washington Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling Tuesday that was being challenged by Millennium Bulk Terminals and Northwest Alloys Inc.

During the past decade as many as six projects have been proposed to transport coal by rail from Wyoming to ports in the Pacific Northwest. From there, the fossil fuel would be shipped to Asia. All but one — the Millennium Bulk project in Longview, Washington — has folded.

That project’s backers had gone to court after being denied a sublease of state-owned, sub-aquatic land at the Columbia in 2017."

David Steves reports for Oregon Public Broadcasting August 20, 2019.

Source: OPB, 08/22/2019