Oregon PSR and our coalition partners have been working for the past few years to end the Millennium Bulk Projects coal export terminal proposed for Longview, Washington. If built, Millennium would be the largest coal export facility in North America, sending up to 44 million metric tons of Powder River and Uinta Basin coal per year to Asian markets that are quickly turning away from coal-fired power. Up to sixteen trains a day traveling between the Powder River Basin and Longview would serve the terminal, impacting public safety response times in rail communities across the Pacific Northwest and contributing to higher rates of cancer in low-income communities, including Longview’s Highlands neighborhood.
Millennium Dealt Another Blow In Federal Lawsuit (4/2/19)
Final Cowlitz County Study Released: Reaffirms Negative Health and Safety Impacts of Longview Coal Export Terminal (11/29/18)
US Eyes Military Bases for Coal, Gas Exports (10/15/18)
Longview Community Rejects Proposed Coal Export Terminal as Trump Administration Restarts Federal Review (10/12/18)
Coal Critics Knock Coal Study - Longview Daily News (1/13/18)
Oregon & Washington PSR Comments on Draft Health Impact Assessment for the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility (1/5/18)
Company Sues Washington State for Blocking Coal Exports to Asia (1/3/18)
Take Action: Health Impact Assessment Confirms Health Risks of Coal on the Columbia River (12/22/17)
Strike Four— Another Permit Denial for Millennium: Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner Denies Shorelines Permits for Coal Export (11/14/17)
Environmental community counters coal industry’s legal attack on public health (11/8/17)
Stephen G Chandler, MD Testimony on the Health Impacts of Coal Export in Longview (11/2/17)
Three Strikes - WA state delivers third strike to coal export terminal in Longview (10/25/17)
Proposed nation's largest coal export terminal defeated! - PSR National (10/3/17)
JUST SAY NO to Toxic Coal Exports (7/20/17)
Q & A: Washington DNR's Decision on Millennium Coal Export (1/9/17)
Statement on Washington DNR Decision to Deny Millennium Bulk Terminal Lease (1/3/17)
View all comments on the draft EIS produced by Cowlitz County and Washington Department of Ecology.
Oregon and Washington PSR Comments on Millennium Bulk Terminal Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
View a 2016 video, which opens with Oregon PSR Advisory Board member Dr. Andy Harris, in support of efforts to protect Longview and our climate from the negative impacts of coal exports.
From Montana to the Coast, Coal Dust Threatens Human Health (4/4/16 Sightline article)
Longview Health Factsheet (English language version)
Longview Health Factsheet (Spanish language version)
Potential Health Impacts of Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview - scoping comments submitted for Environmental Impact Statement process.
If you are a (non-physician) health professional, public health advocate or if you work in the health community in Washington State, please read our Washington Health Community Statement. Add your name to this statement.