Offers by United Grain Corp. to pay the Clark County Sheriff's Office to escort grain inspectors past picket lines at its Port of Vancouver facility have fallen on deaf ears.
By Aaron Corvin July 25, 2014 6:10 p.m.
Two environmental groups on Friday filed an appeal seeking to overturn a lower court's decision that the Port of Vancouver complied with state environmental laws when it approved a lease for the Northwest's largest oil transfer terminal.
By Aaron Corvin July 24, 2014 8:27 p.m.
Citing threats from union pickets, state grain inspectors are refusing to enter United Grain Corp.'s export facility at the Port of Vancouver, prompting the company to shut down the largest grain elevator on the West Coast. The latest development in the bitter, 17-month-long standoff between United Grain, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has triggered a new round of finger-pointing, with no solution in sight.
By Aaron Corvin July 15, 2014 7:14 p.m.
Approval of a narrow land-use consistency matter does not mean Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies will be allowed to handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day at the Port of Vancouver, according to the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.
By Aaron Corvin July 13, 2014 6 a.m.
With promises of economic development in tow, Westway Group LLC, Imperium Renewables and U.S. Development Group LLC want to build three oil-by-rail terminals on Grays Harbor that would all together bring more than 175,000 barrels of crude oil per day into the region.