Oil Terminal

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The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that two proposed fossil fuel terminal projects in Grays Harbor cannot go forward without further environmental review.

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Transporting crude oil is controversial. The Northwest has seen a number of efforts to put a halt on oil trains carrying Bakken crude from the heartland to the coast.

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A review of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver wraps up Friday with a public hearing.

Vancouver Port Hears From Public On Oil Terminal Lease

Apr 12, 2016
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Commissioners at the Port of Vancouver are in the midst of a public hearing Tuesday about whether or not to extend their lease with the backers of an oil terminal.

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Since 2009, elections for a seat on the Port of Vancouver commission have been relatively low-key affairs. Candidates who ran for a six-year term on the three-member board that oversees the port have won their elections unopposed in the last three races.

That was then.

Now, a proposed energy project at the port has sparked interest in a race for an open seat on the commission, turning the primary election into a hotly-contested race.

Oil Terminal Operators Fined $117,000

Mar 31, 2014

Oregon environmental regulators have imposed an unusually big fine against a crude oil terminal on the Columbia River that violated its air quality permit.

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On Wednesday the Washington Shorelines Hearings Board blocked local permits for two oil train terminals in Grays Harbor.

A hearing on a controversial oil terminal in Vancouver drew a crowd of around 300 people Tuesday night.

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Washington agencies are holding two public meetings Monday and Tuesday on a controversial oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver.

The Port of Vancouver Commission voted Tuesday to re-approve a lease for a controversial oil terminal.

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The Port Commission of Vancouver is holding a public meeting on Tuesday to reopen discussion on a controversial oil by rail terminal. Environmental groups sued the Vancouver Port Commission earlier this summer, alleging the Port violated rules that required public meetings about the project.

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Three environmental groups are suing the Port of Vancouver to overturn the approval of a lease for a proposed oil terminal.

The biggest railroad in the Northwest forcefully defended the safety of oil trains Wednesday.

A fuel terminal developer has unexpectedly scrapped a project at the Port of Tacoma that was intended to receive crude oil by rail.

Vancouver Oil Terminal Lease Would Allow Exports

Jul 30, 2013

The Port of Vancouver has released copies of the lease agreement Port commissioners approved last week for a controversial oil terminal. EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita reports the lease does not restrict terminal developers from exporting oil overseas.

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Hundreds of people came to Vancouver's waterfront Saturday for a sun-baked demonstration against the fossil fuel industry, and its projects in the Northwest. April Baer reports.