Longview coal port: a big plan well hidden
New documents show that an Australian company is planning to ship much more coal to China through Longview than it acknowledged. State and local officials may have been deliberately deceived.
The giant coal port planned for Longview might be much bigger than advertised, and a lot of people are unhappy about the developer's until-now-covert plans, The New York Times reported on Feb. 15. It's not every day that Cowlitz County makes the Times. But then it's not every day that documents suggest a major corporation has deliberately deceived state and local officials about a project's scale — or that a small Columbia River port becomes a focal point for climate-change litigation.