By Aaron Corvin March 7, 2014 8:15 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won't say anything about the proposal to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver until the state permitting agency reviewing the project makes its recommendation.
By By JOAN LOWY Associated Press March 6, 2014 4:32 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Government regulators are taking too long to write new rail safety regulations in light of recent fiery oil train accidents and a deadly commuter train derailment, senators complained Thursday.
By Erin Middlewood March 3, 2014 6 a.m.
Those who have commented on the proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail facility at the Port of Vancouver are overwhelmingly opposed to the project, according to a report released by the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council this week.
By The Associated Press February 18, 2014 5:49 p.m.
OLYMPIA — A measure aimed at addressing potential risks as more crude oil is shipped by rail into the state has cleared the House. House Bill 2347 passed early Tuesday on a 57-37 vote and now heads to the Senate.
By Associated Press February 18, 2014 3:07 p.m.
SEATTLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Tuesday to perform a narrow environmental review of a proposed terminal on the Columbia River that would ship millions of tons of coal to Asia.
By Mario Parker and Naureen S. Malik, Bloomberg News February 16, 2014 5:02 p.m.
CHICAGO — Predictions of coal's demise in the United States may be greatly exaggerated.
By PHUONG LE, Associated Press February 12, 2014 11:42 a.m.
SEATTLE — State and local regulators say they'll consider a sweeping environmental review of the impacts of a proposed terminal in southwest Washington that would export millions of tons of coal to Asia.
By Aaron Corvin February 11, 2014 5:32 p.m.
Energy companies and environmental groups are drawing battle lines over the increase in oil-by-rail operations and proposals in the Northwest, including a plan by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day at the Port of Vancouver.
By Curtis Tate, McClatchy-Tribue February 2, 2014 2:31 p.m.
WASHINGTON —- As federal regulators wrestle over how to improve the safety of crude-oil shipments by rail, they could dust off a solution first proposed during in the Nixon administration: slow the trains.
By Associated Press January 8, 2014 11:21 a.m.
BELLINGHAM — A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs has sold its sizeable stake in the companies proposing to build a coal export terminal near Bellingham.
By Ashley Ahearn, EarthFix November 28, 2013 9:32 a.m.
BELLINGHAM — Three summers ago the company that wants to build the largest coal export terminal in North America failed to obtain the environmental permits it needed before bulldozing more than four miles of roads and clearing more than nine acres of land, including some wetlands.
By Associated Press November 22, 2013 12:17 p.m.
SEATTLE — A former Washington attorney general who is now lobbying for Montana and North Dakota has said an environmental review of a proposed coal terminal in Longview should not include possible climate change considerations.
By Associated Press November 18, 2013 1:38 p.m.
SEATTLE — Regulators have received an unprecedented number of public comments on a controversial proposal to export millions of tons of coal out of southwest Washington.