Cowlitz County Files Brief Challenging Washington State

Cowlitz County, Washington, the local community where the Millennium coal export project would be built, has filed an amicus brief to join Lighthouse Resource's federal lawsuit against Washington Governor Jay Inslee's administration. The county disagrees with the State Department of Ecology's interpretation of its environmental review of the Millennium coal export project. "We feel that the state has grossly exaggerated the (environmental) impacts" of the project, Cowlitz County Commissioner Dennis Weber said in an interview reported by the Daily News of Longview, Washington on April 13, 2018.