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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter


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Proposed BPA power line plan moves ahead slowly  

By Eric Florip March 4, 2015 8:17 p.m.

Take a drive through the eastern and northern parts of Clark County, and it's not unusual to see signs urging the Bonneville Power Administration to take its proposed transmission line project elsewhere.

Report: Oil-by-rail continues sharp rise, could soar in state

By Eric Florip March 2, 2015 8:11 p.m.

Proposed oil-by-rail facilities and refinery expansions in Washington would be enough to bring nearly 20 oil trains rolling into the state every day by 2020, according to a report by the state Department of Ecology.

Gorge commission faces transition at 'critical time'

By Eric Florip February 24, 2015 7:24 p.m.

Already facing a key juncture that will determine its financial future, the Columbia River Gorge Commission has reached another turning point.

Amboy siblings recall childhoods at 'the Big House'

By Eric Florip February 22, 2015 6 a.m.

AMBOY — As Judy Steigmann and her three brothers walked up to an old white house near Amboy, memories starting pouring out.

Previous funding packages transformed Clark County transportation

By Eric Florip February 21, 2015 6 a.m.

The boost in highway spending in Washington since 2003 has significantly altered the transportation landscape in Clark County.

Tsunami surge could push far up Columbia

By Eric Florip February 19, 2015 8:46 p.m.

When a major earthquake strikes the Northwest, destructive shaking won't be the only thing the region has to worry about.

Snowpack — water storage — severely sparse

By Eric Florip February 18, 2015 6 a.m.

An unusually warm winter has created record-low snowpacks across Washington and Oregon, and the region is running out of time to make up the deficit.

W.Va. oil train derailment amplifies local debate

By Lauren Dake and Eric Florip February 17, 2015 6:05 p.m.

Monday's derailment and explosion of an oil train in rural West Virginia added more fuel to the debate over the safety of transporting oil by rail.

Ag class explores business side of farming

By Eric Florip February 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Addressing his class recently, it didn't take Eric Lambert long to utter a phrase familiar to any student.

NuStar terminal decision due soon

By Eric Florip February 15, 2015 6 a.m.

The proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build an oil transfer terminal in Vancouver has commanded a lot of attention, and for good reason — if built, it would be the largest facility of its kind in the United States.

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