Army Corps Details Impacts Of Proposed Coal Export Terminal

Oct 3, 2016

Credit Stephanie Joyce

The Army Corps of Engineers has released its environmental impact analysis for a port that would ship coal from Wyoming, Montana and Colorado to Asia. 

The Millennium Bulk terminal is the last remaining coal export terminal still proposed for the West Coast. Half a dozen terminals have fallen through in the face of collapsing international coal prices and fierce opposition from tribes and environmentalists in west coast states.

The Army Corp’s environmental assessment notes possible negative effects on low income communities because of increased train noise, but overall the assessment finds few major impacts from the terminal.

The Corps will accept public comments on the draft environmental impact statement for 60 days.