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Vancouver Council Approves Refinery Ban

Jul 19, 2016
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The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban future crude oil facilities and refineries.

Mayor Tim Leavitt says the new law shows the city council is committed to attracting industries that don’t pose a significant environmental threat.

“This ordinance tonight, I think is an important message coming from your city council, a value proposition that we are standing on and that is our community can be vibrant, it can be prosperous, it can be enjoyable without the sorts of industries could create circumstances otherwise,” said Leavitt.

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A new report finds an oil tanker grounding on the Columbia River could cost more than $170 million dollars in damages. Estimates show the oil tanker could spill 8 million gallons of Bakken crude oil.

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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The Port of Vancouver recommended Wednesday port commissioners vote against a lease extension with the companies backing what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal. Those companies need the extra time to get state permits.

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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
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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.