BNSF appeals review of Washington coal terminal project
May 14, 2017
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — BNSF Railway has appealed an environmental review of a coal-export terminal in Washington state, arguing it miscalculated or overstated the risk of cancer for some residents.
Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview has long wanted to build a facility along the Columbia River near the city of Longview to handle up to 44 million tons of coal a year. Trains would carry the coal from Montana, Wyoming and other states, which would be loaded onto ships headed to Asia.
The environmental study by the state Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County found diesel particulate emission...