• Climate & Clean Energy
  • People for Puget Sound
President Trump has vowed to revive America’s coal industry, but Big Coal suffered a major setback Tuesday in this Washington.

The Washington Department of Ecology denied a key water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview, a coal export facility proposed for the site of an old Alcoa/Reynolds Metals aluminum plant.

“After careful evaluation of the application and the final State Environmental Policy Act environmental impact statement, Ecology is denying the Section 401 Water Quality Certification, with prejudice,” said the state agency.

“The denial reflects the will of the people: Thank you to Washington’s leaders for moving us away from dirty coal and towards a clean energy future,” said Joan Crooks, CEO of the Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters.