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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.