Officials Delay Environmental Review Of Millenium Coal Export Project
Washington officials are delaying the environmental review of a proposed coal export terminal on the Columbia River.
The Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were scheduled to complete their joint environmental reviews next month for the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project in Longview, Wash.
The agencies said Thursday they are pushing back their completion timeline indefinitely. Diane Butorac of Washington Ecology wrote in a mass e-mail that the revised delivery date is "under discussion."
Completion of the environmental impact statement is a key step in the federal and state permitting processes for the project. Supporters of the terminal say the delay is bad news for the state and local economy.
On Monday, project supporters are taking lawmakers from the coal-rich states of Wyoming and Montana on a tour of the Millennium site.
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