This just published
I’m excited to share with you an important op-ed published today in Crosscut. You may recognize the piece’s author.
For years, opponents to the Millennium project in Longview, Washington, have tried to muddy the waters. They’ve claimed repeatedly that Millennium will have negative impacts on the environment. They’re wrong.
The Washington State Department of Ecology reviewed our project for almost six years and concluded that Millennium will have no significant adverse impacts on air quality, water quality, or climate change.
That’s why I’m so excited that our message, the facts behind our environmental review, are coming to light and resonating beyond the hard-working communities of Southwest Washington.
In today’s Crosscut piece, there are three key facts that I hope folks take away:
- It may seem counter-intuitive, but building the terminal facility can reduce global greenhouse gases by making U.S. coal readily available to Asia.
- Arguments opposing the transport of fossil fuels do not account for the fact that the Paris Accord allows countries to choose their own path for reducing emissions and many countries have chosen to reduce GHG emissions while using coal.
- The demand for Powder River Basin coal in Japan and Korea is strong and the Millennium port will help meet the demand and create jobs where needed in rural America.
Read the whole piece here. Then forward it to your friends and family.
We're also unveiling a new video that emphasizes the points made in the Op-Ed.
Millennium is committed to building our project right and meeting Washington State’s strict environmental standards. We’re proud that our project was determined by the State’s own review to do just that.
Bill Chapman, President & CEO