Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBTL) has obtained its first permit needed for the coal export terminal from the Cowlitz County Department of Building and Planning. The Critical Areas Permit was issued today, signalling the coal export terminal project has entered a new phase after more than five-years of evaluation by regulatory agencies.
“Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview has entered a new and exciting phase with the receipt of our Critical Areas Permit,” said MBTL President and CEO Bill Chapman. “Today this project took another significant step forward. We are absolutely delighted to see the agencies begin permit issuance based on their extensive Environmental Impact Statement.”
“Our goal of building a state-of-the-art export terminal in Cowlitz County, creating thousands of family-wage jobs and pumping millions in tax revenue into the Washington economy is now closer than ever,” Chapman continued. “There is more work to do before construction can begin and this is a strong start.”
The Critical Areas Permit program has been designed to protect critical areas. These critical areas include wetlands and fish habitat areas. The issuance of this Critical Areas Permit indicates that Cowlitz County has approved Millennium’s plans to protect these critical areas.
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