Reduce Global Emissions by Leveraging American Coal

The struggle to find new and innovative solutions to curb global greenhouse gas emissions has plagued the environmental community for years. Those whose first priority is to address climate change are constantly looking for outside-the-box ideas to address this issue. But what many don’t realize is that the answer isn’t that novel at all. In […]

BNSF Joins Lawsuit against Washington’s Illegal Block on Millennium

On Tuesday, BNSF Railway requested to join a federal lawsuit against Governor Jay Inslee and other state regulators over their arbitrary denial of key permits for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, according to The Daily News. BNSF seeks to join Lighthouse Resources Inc., Millennium’s parent company, in the lawsuit against Washington. The […]

Judge Scolds Regulators in Ruling on DNR Sublease

Cites “arbitrary and capricious” decision by the state OLYMPIA — Calling the Department of Natural Resources’ decision “arbitrary and capricious,” a Cowlitz County Superior Court judge is sending the state back to the drawing board to develop a solution to the Millennium aquatic lands sublease. “Friday’s decision validates the concerns of many watching this process […]

What Does Ecology’s Decision Mean for Future Projects in Washington?

Last month’s decision by the Department of Ecology to deny Millennium Bulk Terminals – the proposed export terminal in Longview – its water quality permit was a shocking announcement. The decision makes a mockery of the state’s regulatory review process and will have broader implications on Washington. Check out the document below to learn more about […]

Tacoma’s Decision on Tideflats Will Impact Future Investment

  Last year, plans to bring a methanol plant to Tacoma were cancelled, costing the city a $3.6 billion investment. Sound familiar? All over Washington, worthwhile developments in our state’s energy infrastructure are being delayed and ultimately given up on as a result of lengthy reviews and opposition from special interest groups. Now, as Puget […]

Increase Economic Potential by Supporting Infrastructure Projects

Washington plays a unique role in the Northwest economy. The state’s deep-water and inland waterway ports and geographic location make Washington a natural gateway for U.S. consumer goods, agricultural products, and raw materials headed overseas as well as a wide array of imported parts, equipment, and resources critical to the American manufacturing sector. But these […]

In Focus: Vancouver Energy

Last week, you may have read the profile on Vancouver Energy from Mike Richards at Lens. The project, a joint effort by Tesoro and Savage, would create an oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA. Operation of the terminal would represent a major step toward increasing U.S. energy security, potentially replacing 30 percent of foreign crude oil used […]

ICYMI: Ecology Director Maia Bellon on Inside Olympia

Recently, TVW’s Austin Jenkins interviewed Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) Director Maia Bellon on the public affairs show, “Inside Olympia.” Included in the hour-long discussion: a focus on the agency’s final environmental impact statement for Millennium Bulk Terminals and the requirement to mitigate foreign emissions for exported coal. Jenkins raised concerns from industry and labor […]