Your hard work keeps paying off. This week, the proposed Millennium coal export terminal was delivered another major roadblock. The Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner denied the shoreline use permits for the proposed Millennium coal export terminal for failing to meet the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act.
This decision marks the fourth independent denial of project permits. Without these permits, Millennium cannot go forward.
Many of you traveled great distances to attend the public hearing (and the celebration party) two weeks ago and even more of you flooded the comment period with strong voices and reasons for denial. Thank you!
YOU helped convince the Hearing Examiner that Millennium’s coal export project fails to meet local and statewide laws.
The strong decision announcing the permit denial was issued by the Hearing Examiner in two parts. You can read them here and here. You can also help the victory news spread by sharing the Power Past Coal post announcing the permit denial on Facebook.
Because of your strong commitment to clean, air and water, and a healthy climate, Millennium faces insurmountable hurdles to building North America’s largest coal export terminal. They should end their coal export aspirations today. If Millennium decides to appeal today’s decision, it will be a steep hill with a summit they likely can’t reach.
Let’s stay vigilant until every door to coal export has been closed and Millennium’s dirty and dangerous coal scheme is locked out of our communities.