Description: Challenge to opening of major coal export facility.
Climate Solutions v. Cowlitz County
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/13/2010 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Several environmental groups filed an appeal to the Washington State Shorelines Hearings Board, seeking to delay the opening of a major coal export facility. The petition alleges that county commissioners erred in determining that the project would not have a significant enough effect on the environment to require an environmental impact statement under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The petition alleges that the county should have examined, among other things, the GHG emissions that would be emitted by the coal. The facility is expected to export 5.7 million tons of coal annually.