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Washington state is scheduled to release a detailed environmental assessment Tuesday of the proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver. The public will have until January to comment on the proposal.

The report considers the oil-by-rail project’s possible impacts to air, land and water. Things like pollution, noise, earthquake hazards, and risks for fish and wildlife.

The Vancouver Energy Project is a joint venture backed by Tesoro Corporation, an oil company, and Savage Industries, a logistics firm.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Port of Vancouver Approves Biggest Oil-Train Project In NW

Jul 23, 2013
Port of Vancouver USA

The Port of Vancouver Commission voted unanimously to approve a lease for a controversial oil terminal. Two companies have proposed building a terminal at the port that could one day move up to 380,000 barrels of crude oil a day from trains to ships on the Columbia River.