Comments on the Morrow Pacific coal export terminal a record for Oregon DEQ

August 27, 2013
By Courtney Flatt, EarthFix

Oregon environmental regulators have been sifting through more than 16,000 comments about a proposed coal export terminal along the Columbia River, after the public comment period recently closed.

The input — most of it critical of the Morrow Pacific Project — …

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Comment period for Millennium Bulk Terminals at Longview is now open

Now is the time for interested citizens to express their thoughts on the coal terminal proposed by international energy companies in Longview, WA.

Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview LLC (MBTL), based near Longview, Washington proposes to construct and operate a coal export terminal at the site of the …

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Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS for Gateway Pacific Terminal issued

The Notice of Intent to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Gateway Pacific Terminal was issued this morning. Scoping will begin Monday, Sept. 24 and continue through January 21, 2013.

We will be updating our website shortly with additional information on this opportunity for public comment …

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Gateway Pacific Terminal Consultant Selection is CH2M HILL

Environmental consulting company CH2M HILL has been selected by Whatcom County, the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help prepare the required Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The contractor was selected through the county’s public competitive bidding process. Whatcom County and CH2M Hill …

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Crosscut: Coal port advocates narrow the range of environmental impacts

By Floyd McKay. March 21, 2012

Read original online here.

Gateway Pacific Terminals, the entity behind Bellingham’s proposed Cherry Point coal port, is moving ahead with permitting but dodging opponents pushing for an environmental review covering a wider geography.  Another battle heats up over economic impacts and

Informational meeting on GPT scoping process draws over 800 people

March 21, 2012 Bellingham, WA.

An overflow crowd of 800 citizens showed up to the Belligham High School auditorium last night to hear representatives from Whatcom County and the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) outline the GPT’s environmental review process and answer questions about it.  To read more …

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Whatcom County Sets Pre-Scoping Meeting for March 20

County planning officials have set a tentative date of March 20th for the first public pre-scoping meeting. This will be an orientation to the Scoping process for the public.

Read the full Northern Light article on the meeting here.…

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Seven firms place bids to carry out GPT environmental review.

Firms from New York to Bellevue have expressed their interest in the coal port’s EIS.  They include:

* International engineering consulting firm AECOM
* National environmental science and engineering firm Anchor QEA
* Oregon-based engineering consulting firm CH2M Hill
* Kirkland-based consulting firm EA/Blumen
* New-York-state based environmental …

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Whatcom County starts search for Cherry Point terminal study consultants

Read original article here.

Whatcom County has issued a Request for Proposals for the consultant team to carry out the Gateway Pacific Terminal’s Environmental Impact Statement. SSA Marine will play a part in the selection of the consultants, in mutual agreement with the three agencies overseeing the …

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Marine Resources Committee Meeting Jan. 5 – EIS Scoping Overview

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee’s (MRC’s) January meeting will feature a short informational presentation on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the EIS scoping process.  Tyler Schroeder of Whatcom County’s Planning and Development Services Department will give a broad overview of this …

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