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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter


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Yes, there are more trucks on our freeways

By Eric Florip August 28, 2015 8:39 p.m.

When two major container shipping companies withdrew operations at the Port of Portland earlier this year, many wondered how the change would impact the region's freeways.

Port of Longview may be looking at oil-by-rail terminal

By Eric Florip August 28, 2015 7:54 p.m.

The Port of Longview, already the site of a proposed oil refinery, may also be pursuing a separate oil-by-rail transfer terminal, according to documents obtained by Columbia Riverkeeper.

Forecast: Significant rainfall on its way

By Eric Florip August 28, 2015 9:54 a.m.

A fall-like weather system will bring a potent mix of rain and wind to the region starting tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Oil terminal ruling favors Vancouver port

By Eric Florip August 25, 2015 5:49 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver did not violate state environmental laws when it approved a lease for an oil transfer terminal at the port, a three-judge appeals court panel said in a ruling released Tuesday.

C-Tran head: The Vine milestone 'historic'

By Eric Florip August 24, 2015 8:35 p.m.

C-Tran officially planted The Vine on Monday, celebrating the start of a project that will bring big changes to Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor.

Water temperatures ease, but drought persists

By Eric Florip August 20, 2015 7:56 p.m.

In early July, a record streak of hot weather pushed Washington's already formidable drought to new depths.

C-Tran ridership down so far in 2015

By Eric Florip August 19, 2015 7:23 p.m.

C-Tran ridership continued to slide in the first half of 2015, continuing a slow but steady trend of declining passengers in recent years.

Vancouver in hot pursuit of heat record

By Eric Florip August 17, 2015 7:03 p.m.

When local temperatures soar into the 90s Tuesday, 2015 will officially become the hottest summer on record in Portland by at least one measure.

Commuter trend heading north into Vancouver

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

People tend to think of the daily migration from Clark County to greater Portland as a one-way street. Tens of thousands of Washington residents head to jobs in Oregon each morning, then return home in the evening.

Clark County fish activist to receive top award  

By Eric Florip August 14, 2015 6 a.m.

For more than a decade, Dave Brown has quietly helped boost wild fish populations locally with little more than his own determination and a small army of volunteers.

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