Letter: Support Greene for port

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Let’s be clear about the facts in the Vancouver Energy debate (“Support Orange, kill oil terminal,” Aug. 6). The oil transferred at the terminal would be shipped to West Coast ports for use in six states and would displace about 30 percent of crude oil currently imported from foreign countries in addition to supplying needed fuel.

Working ports such as the Port of Vancouver are a key piece of our trade-based economy, providing family-wage jobs and important tax revenue.

We need commissioners like Kris Greene who understand the role of our ports and are willing to make those tough decisions.