U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues environmental assessment and determines the scope of analysis for Coyote Island Terminal, LLC

Sep 19 2012
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues environmental assessment and determines the scope of analysis for Coyote Island Terminal, LLC

PORTLAND, Ore. — September 19, 2012 — The United States Army Corps of Engineers has informed the applicant of the environmental review process and scope of analysis for Coyote Island Terminal, LLC, part of the Morrow Pacific project.

Consistent with procedures followed for similar export facilities, the Corps will move forward with an Environmental Assessment (EA) process. Last month Coyote Island Terminal, LLC submitted an updated Environmental Review (ER), which will be utilized by the Corps in preparing the EA. The scope of the review will consider impacts at the location of the proposed dock as well as the associated rail unloading and storage site.

“We look forward to working with the Corps and other entities on this review process and are committed to meeting all state and federal standards. Our Environmental Review, which is published on our website, represents a thorough and transparent evaluation of the project,” said Clark Moseley, President and CEO of the Morrow Pacific project.

The decision by the Corps is in keeping with prior processes used to permit similar export and river projects like the EGT Grain Terminal in Longview, WA and the SITran coal rail to barge operation on the Ohio River.

About the Morrow Pacific project

The Morrow Pacific project will receive low-sulfur coal by rail from the Intermountain Region to an enclosed warehouse at the Port of Morrow. From there, enclosed barges will move the coal to Port Westward Industrial Park at the Port of St. Helens. An enclosed transloader will then transfer the coal from barges to oceangoing vessels bound for Asian trade allies, such as Japan, South Korea or Taiwan. The Morrow Pacific project raises the bar for environmental standards in coal export operations. From the Port of Morrow facility until it arrives in Asia, there will be no visible coal and little, if any, coal dust.

For more information please visit www.MorrowPacific.com.

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Liz Fuller, (w) 503-552-5067, lfuller@gardcommunications.com

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