Oil Terminal

Violated Air Quality Permit
6:40 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Oil Terminal Operators Fined $117,000

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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Oil Terminal Permits
5:41 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Grays Harbor Oil Terminals Permits Blocked

Two of the five refineries in Washington are now receiving trains from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota.
Credit ahhyeah / Flickr

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

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Vancouver Oil Terminal State Hearing
7:50 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Hundreds Attend First State Hearing On Vancouver Oil Terminal

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

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Oil Terminal Meetings
5:14 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Washington Agencies To Hold Two Meetings On Vancouver Oil Terminal

The Tesoro-Savage oil terminal would transport 360,000 barrels of oil a day from trains to vessels on the Columbia River.
Credit Electroburger / Flickr

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

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Oil Terminal Lease Vote
7:03 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Port Of Vancouver Votes Again To Approve Controversial Oil Terminal Lease

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

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Oil Terminal
5:37 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Oil-By-Rail Terminal Back On The Table For Vancouver, WA

The Port Commission of Vancouver is holding a public meeting on Tuesday to reopen discussion on a controversial oil by rail 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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Oil Terminal Protest
6:49 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Environmental Groups Sue To Overturn Vancouver Oil Terminal Lease

Jerry Oliver, center, is the president of the Port of Vancouver Commission
Credit Cassandra Profita

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

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Oil Train Regulation
4:51 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

BNSF Defends Safety Of Oil Trains To West Coast Regulators

David Gubler Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:35 pm

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

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Crude Oil Terminal
5:51 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Planned Crude-by-Rail Terminal In Tacoma Scrapped

Walter Siegmund Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 5:00 pm

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

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Oil Terminal Lease
5:57 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Vancouver Oil Terminal Lease Would Allow Exports

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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