Coal company sues state over Millennium coalexport terminal

first_imgSEATTLE — Developers of a massive coal-export terminal proposed on the Columbia River have sued the state of Washington over the project.Utah-based Lighthouse Resources filed suit in federal court in Tacoma on Wednesday, alleging that state officials violated federal laws in delaying and denying permits for its Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview project.The $680 million project would move coal mined in U.S. Western states through a terminal in Longview for export to South Korea, Japan and other Asian markets.Developers want to build three 220-foot docks on 58 acres of state aquatic land already leased by Northwest Alloys.Millennium currently has one dock and wants to add two new docks, two new ship loaders and an access trestle.last_img read more