Corps to conduct narrower review of Wash. coal-export plan
The corps said Tuesday that its review would largely focus on the entire facility site near Longview.
It’s a more limited approach than one announced last week by state and local regulators. The state and Cowlitz County plan to review effects that extend well beyond the site, including global-warming effects from burning the exported coal in Asia and rail impacts as coal is shipped by train from the Rockies throughout the state.
The corps’ review of the nearly $650 million Millennium Bulk Terminals project is expected to take at least a year.
Business leaders applauded the move.
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