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Challenge to Washington State Coal Export Facility Permit

Case Number # 2128

Photo of coal cars.

Earthjustice is representing a coalition of conservation and clean energy groups in challenging a state shoreline permit authorizing the construction of a coal export facility in Longview, Washington, that will export millions of tons of coal overseas. The Longview coal export project, which will be the first of several proposed new coal terminals on the West Coast, would threaten public health and runs counter to state efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The coalition’s appeal, filed with Washington State’s Shorelines Hearings Board, charges that officials sidestepped all scientific review and pushed through approval of the severely deficient permit. The groups seek to have the Shoreline Hearing Board invalidate the permit and require the county to complete all the required analyses.

Press Releases

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Elected officials, municipalities, health officials, businesses, and residents from Montana to China join call for full assessment of impacts
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Ongoing revelations about company's deceptions around coal export mega-terminal size dogged application
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Challenge to coal terminal contends county commissioners did not sufficiently analyze impacts
Monday, December 13, 2010
Longview coal export plan ignores impacts on human health, air quality and global climate
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Condemn community to future of dirty coal exports