Letter: Protect citizens, oppose terminal




I live in downtown Vancouver, not far from the site of the proposed oil terminal.

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency forced Tesoro to install hundreds of millions of dollars of pollution controls in five cities after people there complained about the air pollution.

In May, the city of Carson, Calif., sued the permitting agencies for failure to do a proper health impact assessment for Tesoro’s plans there.

According to the EPA, volatile organic compounds cause birth defects and cancer.

As far as I can determine, the draft air permit for Tesoro does not require independent monitoring of its air pollution.

Who will? Are the permitting standards up to date and will we be exposed before the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council takes action?

Help prevent cancer and birth defects and elect those who are concerned about the citizens of this city and who will work hard to make Vancouver a clean and safe city.