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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter


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Oil terminal foes granted full voice in review

By Eric Florip March 26, 2015 4:32 p.m.

The state panel reviewing a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver will allow more than a dozen parties to take part in the upcoming adjudication process surrounding the controversial project.

Cantwell, Murray among Senate Democrats seeking tougher oil train rules

By Eric Florip March 25, 2015 7:12 p.m.

SEATTLE — Senate Democrats have proposed federal legislation to strengthen safety standards for trains that carry volatile shipments of crude oil.

There's change coming at Dollars Corner

By Eric Florip March 25, 2015 6 a.m.

You might say Randy Radtke is the last man standing at Dollars Corner.

Will drought declaration reach county?

By Eric Florip March 20, 2015 10:12 p.m.

Don't let the rain fool you. Many parts of Washington are in a precarious position as the Northwest's wet season approaches its end.

Bus rapid transit construction set for summer

By Eric Florip March 19, 2015 9:47 p.m.

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Thursday approved three key contracts for a planned bus rapid transit system in Vancouver, clearing one of the final hurdles before the project begins construction this summer.

Gorge commission hires an interim director

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

The Columbia River Gorge Commission has hired Krystyna Wolniakowski as its interim executive director to lead the agency while it seeks a permanent replacement to departing director Darren Nichols.

Leaders join broad coalition on oil trains

By Eric Florip March 13, 2015 10 a.m.

Several Clark County leaders have joined a growing coalition of elected officials across the Northwest who say they want to raise awareness about the risks of transporting coal and oil by rail.

Fishery council adopts new forage fish rules

By Eric Florip March 10, 2015 4:31 p.m.

West Coast fishery managers on Tuesday approved new protections for small forage fish in a move cheered by advocates as a landmark decision.

Regional council set to vote on new forage fish rules today

By Eric Florip March 10, 2015 6 a.m.

Regional policymakers are expected to act today on an ecological plan that would mark a significant shift in the way West Coast fisheries are managed.

Three local lawmakers float new I-5 bridge plan

By Eric Florip March 7, 2015 4:46 p.m.

A trio of Southwest Washington lawmakers are floating a new plan for an Interstate 5 span between Vancouver and Portland they say could alleviate congestion at a much lower cost than the failed Columbia River Crossing project.

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