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Millennium Terminal

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Attorney General Tim Fox’s office is cheering a ruling by a federal judge yesterday.

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The state of Washington today denied a key permit sought by a company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from Montana to Asia.

Washington State’s Department of Ecology says the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal Project near Longview, Washington would harm fisheries, create noise pollution and increase the risk of cancer in a nearby community.

Montana Activists Rally Against Coal Trains
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Activists against more coal trains in Montana are rallying across the state this week.

Billings-based Northern Plains Resource Council hosted an event in Helena Tuesday to share their point of view opposing a new West Coast port that would export coal from the Powder River Basin. It came one day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for a different proposed port that would ship Montana coal to Asia.