Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead tours a proposed coal export terminal on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Facilities like this are needed to get Wyoming coal to Asian markets.
A Houston-based company wants to export propane and butane from a terminal in Longview, Wash. Both fuels are byproducts of crude oil production in the Bakken oil fields.
A crowd of about 400 people attended the Wednesday evening hearing in Spokane on a proposed coal terminal at Longview that would be served by trains rolling through Spokane.
A series of public hearings on the Millennium coal export project in Longview, Wash. begin Tuesday. Those hearings get underway as new rules in China and declining coal prices worldwide are raising questions about whether the project will pan out.
Washington's coal export terminal proposals are winning the battle for public opinion, a new survey finds. It shows half the state's residents supporting coal exports and one-third opposed -- but the results are nuanced.
A proposed coal export terminal on the lower Columbia River will be jointly reviewed by the Army Corps of Engineers, Washington's Cowlitz County, and the state Department of Ecology. But the corps has yet to announce whether it will take a regionwide approach and assess all five of the Northwest's potential export terminals.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Opponents of proposed coal export terminals in Washington delivered a petition with more than 40,000 names Wednesday to Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark, whose agency regulates the use of state-owned aquatic lands.