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Propane And Butane Export Terminal Proposed For Longview, Wash.

April 10, 2014 7:49 p.m.

A Houston-based company wants to export propane and butane from a terminal in Longview, Wash. Both fuels are byproducts of crude oil production in the Bakken oil fields.

Environment | Energy

Corps Announces The Scope Of Longview Coal Export Review

Feb. 18, 2014 11:28 p.m.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced which environmental impacts it will consider in its review of the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project in Longview, Wash.

Environment | Communities

Comments On Longview Coal Export Project Reach 195,000

Nov. 18, 2013 6:54 p.m.

The number of comments on the Millennium coal export terminal proposed for Longview, Wash. exceeds the 125,000 comments received on the Gateway Pacific coal export project in Bellingham, Wash., earlier this year.


Our Town: Longview

Sept. 19, 2013 4:13 p.m.

News | Our Town

Our Town: Longview, Washington

Sept. 18, 2013 5:22 p.m.

Longview has a unique civic history and many distinctions, not the least of which is being the only city that is home to three squirrel bridges.

Environment | Communities

Longview Coal Export Project Hearing Draws A Thousand People

Oct. 10, 2013 12:32 a.m.

About a thousand people turned out for a six-hour hearing on the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project Wednesday.

Environment | Energy

Public's Turn To Speak on Longview Coal Export Plan Comes Amid Market Doubts

Sept. 16, 2013 9:35 p.m.

A series of public hearings on the Millennium coal export project in Longview, Wash. begin Tuesday. Those hearings get underway as new rules in China and declining coal prices worldwide are raising questions about whether the project will pan out.

local | News | Energy

Public To Weigh In On Longview Coal Export Terminal

Aug. 9, 2013 10:52 p.m.

Permitting agencies begin seeking public comment next week on a proposed coal export terminal near Longview, Wash.

Environment | local | News | Energy

Oil And More: Longview Energy Company Proposes Expansion

Aug. 29, 2015 2 a.m.

Documents reviewed by OPB Friday show an energy company expand its proposed oil refinery into the liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil business.

local | News | Business | Economy

800 Paper Mill Workers Go On Strike In Longview

Aug. 27, 2015 9:54 p.m.

About 800 union employees at the KapStone pulp and paper mill in Longview, Washington, went on strike Thursday.

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Our News Bureau in SW Washington

Oct. 30, 2014 12:41 a.m.

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Our Town: Longview

Sept. 19, 2013 7:06 p.m.

For the next stop in the Our Town series, we visit the city of Longview, Washington.

Photos from Cassava

Sept. 19, 2013 6:31 p.m.

These are photos from Cassava, where we recorded Our Town: Longview.

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Longshore Union Negotiations Heating Up

Sept. 26, 2012 7:06 p.m.

Negotiations between the local longshore union and the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association may not be resolved by Sunday when the current contract expires. According to The Oregonian, the consortium of grain exporters hopes to model the new contract on the one between longshoremen and grain terminal operators in Longview, Washington. That contract agreement came after a long fight that tied up grain exports during the busy harvest season this time last year. 

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The Top Environmental Stories of 2011

Dec. 19, 2011 5:40 p.m.

 A lot of the biggest Northwest environmental stories surrounded energy issues.  Coal plants in Centralia, WA, and Boardman, OR both faced pressure to close their doors sooner than planned. Those closures come at the same time that Longview, WA and Bellingham, WA proposed coal export terminals to ship the resource to China. Idaho joined in on the national push toward "fracking" for natural gas. And the federal decision to postpone the Keystone XL oil pipeline has raised the question of whether we'll see more oil tankers in NW waters as companies look for other routes to carry oil to China. The national Solyndra controversy raised questions about the certainty of investments in the local renewable energy industry. The wind and hydroelectric industries tried to work out the kinks of how to deal with the times when too much energy gets generated by both sources. And the Japanese tsunami that led to the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis and cleanup has raised quesitons everywhere about the safety of nuclear energy.

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Fighting Over Grain

Sept. 9, 2011 4:25 p.m.

Hundreds of members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday morning. They reportedly overpowered security guards, even holding some hostage for a short time, in order to sabotage rail cars, dumping loads of grain onto the ground. The day before, members of the union held two protests along the rail route. They gathered with picket signs in Vancouver in the morning, blocking a train carrying a large shipment of corn bound for the new grain terminal at the Port of Longview. Later in the day, after the train was allowed to go through, a smaller group of protesters stopped it in Longview. After several arrests, the train shipment made it to the port. These are just the latest battles in a long fight between the union and the company that owns the terminal. Protesters blocked another shipment earlier this summer and since then, EGT Development, which owns the grain terminal, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB challenged some of the union's other tactics in court and won a federal restraining order to keep them from blocking access to the port. It's unclear whether the Wednesday morning protest violated the restraining order, since it took place in Vancouver and not on port property. This longstanding dispute stems from EGT's stance that they're not bound by ILWU's contract with the Port of Longview to hire its members to staff the terminal. The ILWU claims it has a right to those jobs. After talks between EGT and ILWU broke down in January, the company hired a contractor to bring in workers from a different union: the International Union of Operating Engineers. The situation has garnered national interest and it's only going to get more heated, it seems, as harvest season ramps up on Washington's bumper crop of wheat.

Education | Think Out Loud

Kelso Teachers Defy Judge Ordering Them Back to Work

Sept. 22, 2015 4:09 p.m.

Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.

local | History

Portland's New Bridge Links Sisters To Family History

Sept. 19, 2015 7 a.m.

Portland sisters Jean and Margie O'Neill were celebrating a family tradition when they walked across the Tilikum Crossing on opening day. They've attended every opening and reopening of Portland's bridges for the past 45 years, as a tribute to their father.

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Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Deeper Columbia

July 2, 2015 10:07 p.m.

A new report into the economic consequences of deepening the Columbia River to from 40 to 43 feet indicates a strong return on investment.

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