Longview http://kplu.org en Sweeping Environmental Review For Longview Coal Terminal http://kplu.org/post/sweeping-environmental-review-longview-coal-terminal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">State and local regulators say they'll consider a sweeping environmental review of the impacts of a proposed terminal in southwest Washington that would export millions of tons of coal to Asia.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The state Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County said Wednesday its review includes looking at train traffic impacts along the entire route as the coal is moved by train from Montana and Wyoming throughout the state. The review will also study global-warming effects of burning the exported coal in Asia.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:18:53 +0000 The Associated Press 13570 at http://kplu.org Sweeping Environmental Review For Longview Coal Terminal Thousands Weigh in on SW Wash. Coal-Export Plan http://kplu.org/post/thousands-weigh-sw-wash-coal-export-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Regulators have received an unprecedented number of public comments on a controversial proposal to export millions of tons of coal out of southwest Washington.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Army Corps of Engineers, Washington's Ecology Department and Cowlitz County are preparing to sift through more than 163,000 comments to decide what environmental impacts should be reviewed.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:07:11 +0000 The Associated Press 11132 at http://kplu.org Thousands Weigh in on SW Wash. Coal-Export Plan Hearings Begin in Environmental Review of Longview Coal Terminal http://kplu.org/post/hearings-begin-environmental-review-longview-coal-terminal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scoping hearings begin tomorrow on </span><a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/millennium/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a proposed coal export terminal in Longview, </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">near the Columbia River. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s one of two Washington terminals that would ship coal from the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming to Asia.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:02:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10027 at http://kplu.org Hearings Begin in Environmental Review of Longview Coal Terminal Nutty! Fourth Squirrel Bridge Coming to Longview http://kplu.org/post/nutty-fourth-squirrel-bridge-coming-longview <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As signature landmarks go, Seattle has its Space Needle. Newport, Oregon has the Bay Bridge. </span>Astorians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are proud of their iconic Column. And in Longview, Washington, you've got, well, the Nutty Narrows Bridge.</span></p><p>The skybridge is about 60 feet long. It spans a busy, tree-shaded thoroughfare and is just wide enough. For a squirrel, that is.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:01:00 +0000 Tom Banse 9641 at http://kplu.org Nutty! Fourth Squirrel Bridge Coming to Longview Longview grain terminal, union working together http://kplu.org/post/longview-grain-terminal-union-working-together <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. &mdash; After a year of sometimes-violent demonstrations with multiple arrests at the Port of Longview, the EGT terminal and Longshore union jointly announced Monday they&#39;re working together for the first time for a grain ship arriving Tuesday.</p><p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:12:32 +0000 The Associated Press 4062 at http://kplu.org Judge fines Longshore union another $65,000 http://kplu.org/post/judge-fines-longshore-union-another-65000 <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A federal judge has fined a Longshore union another $65,000 for blocking a train in Longview. That brings the total fine to over $300,000.</p><p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:07:30 +0000 The Associated Press 3062 at http://kplu.org Longshore union to appeal judge’s $250,000 fine http://kplu.org/post/longshore-union-appeal-judge%E2%80%99s-250000-fine <p>TACOMA, Wash. &ndash; A Longshore union says it plans to appeal a federal judge&#39;s quarter-million dollar fine for its tactics in a Longview labor dispute.</p><p>Friday, lawyers on various sides of the case argued first about that punishment for a clash in early September. Later, the judge took up the heart of the matter. .</p><p>U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in contempt of court for blocking a train and storming a grain terminal about three weeks ago. He&#39;s now fined the union $250,000.</p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 23:54:59 +0000 Tom Banse 2795 at http://kplu.org Judge fines Longshore union $250,000 over tactics http://kplu.org/post/judge-fines-longshore-union-250000-over-tactics <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A federal judge has fined a Longshore union $250,000 for its tactics in a Longview labor dispute.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:07:30 +0000 The Associated Press 2772 at http://kplu.org Judge fines Longshore union $250,000 over tactics Sheriff: Longshoremen strike in Longview costly, nerve-wracking http://kplu.org/post/sheriff-longshoremen-strike-longview-costly-nerve-wracking <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. &mdash; The Cowlitz County sheriff says continuing labor strife at a Port of Longview grain terminal is straining nerves and budgets.</p><p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:36:53 +0000 The Associated Press 2702 at http://kplu.org Sheriff: Longshoremen strike in Longview costly, nerve-wracking Arrests made stemming from Longview union protests http://kplu.org/post/arrests-made-stemming-longview-union-protests <p>KELSO, Wash. &mdash; Authorities in Washington have arrested two people in connection with the union takeover of a Longview grain terminal, including a worker caught on video in a vulgarity-laced tirade outside the union hall.</p><p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:39:35 +0000 The Associated Press 2615 at http://kplu.org Arrests made stemming from Longview union protests Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview http://kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-opponents-file-initiatives-monroe-longview <p>Red light camera opponents in Longview and Monroe submitted initiatives Monday against the automatic traffic ticketing system. If approved, the Monroe initiative would require the city to remove its cameras and ask for voter approval before installing more. Tue, 24 May 2011 18:30:50 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1665 at http://kplu.org Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview Feds fine partner in Longview coal terminal $4 million http://kplu.org/post/feds-fine-partner-longview-coal-terminal-4-million <p>A major partner in a controversial Northwest&nbsp;coal port proposal has been fined $4 million for violating clean water laws in its Appalachian mining operations.</p><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 01:01:46 +0000 Liam Moriarty 906 at http://kplu.org Feds fine partner in Longview coal terminal $4 million Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state http://kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-ballot-challenges-spread-across-state <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948719.mp3</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Irate</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; "> drivers in four Washington cities are filing ballot initiative paperwork this week to unplug automated traffic enforcement cameras.</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">So far, driver rebellions have ignited in Longview, Bellingham, Monroe and Wenatchee. Signature drives have started in those cities to unplug their red light cameras.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 21px; font-size: 14px; ">Professional initiative promoter Tim&nbsp;Eyman&nbsp;is involved in all four of the nascent municipal campaigns.</span></span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:12:55 +0000 Tom Banse 659 at http://kplu.org Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state Coal export terminal plan draws fire http://kplu.org/post/coal-export-terminal-plan-draws-fire <P>Plans for a coal export terminal on the Columbia River at Longview are coming under fire from environmental groups. Many of them showed up at a Cowlitz County commission hearing&nbsp; on Tuesday.</P> <P> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:40:55 +0000 Tom Banse 158 at http://kplu.org Coal export terminal plan draws fire