FEBRUARY 13, 2014

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of South Whidbey commissioners restructure staff, look to future Port of South Whidbey commissioners will implement a series of staff changes next week.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Proposed coal terminal near Longview faces broad reviewRegulators are considering an environmental review of a $650 million coal terminal that’s proposed near Longview. 

Longview coal port gets part of what it wantsBoth sides claim victory as Washington and Oregon act on two coal port proposals. 

Funding nearly in hand for Port’s $7.3 million anaerobic digester projectThe Port of Sunnyside gets an additional $1 million for an anaerobic digester to expand its capacity to treat industrial wastewater. 

Another Expansive Look at Coal Exports – For Longview Terminal, Ecology Will Consider Coal-Burning in China Business, Labor Groups Say State Plan Stacks Deck Against Project – Mirrors Similar Environmental Review for Bellingham-Area Terminal.

 

LAND USE 

Port picks Irish developer for possible deal on Bellingham’s waterfront First phase would mix retail, offices, residences on 11 acres.

 

TRADE 

Tacoma’s Commencement Bay anchorages filled with grain ships A quick glance at Tacoma’s Commencement Bay Wednesday was ample evidence that experts’ predictions for grain exports’ doubling in 2014 are coming true.

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