In Longview, patience and confidence from coal terminal developer

Australia coal producer Ambre Energy Inc. and St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc. want to export 44 million tons of coal through Longview, Wash., each year. While its faces an uphill battle, representatives of the venture express patience in getting the job done.

The Columbian on Sunday took a deeper look at the proposal, which is among more than a dozen coal or oil-related projects peppering the Northwest. The Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, much like the others, faces criticism for everything from the impacts of global climate change to issues with local train traffic.

The next stage of the debate hits Clark County on Wednesday, the Columbian reports. The project is at a key environmental review stage called "scoping," which the newspaper said will be the subject to an hours-long meeting at the Clark County Fairgrounds.

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