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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

A train hauling oil passes through the Columbia River Gorge on its way to Vancouver in March.

New poll shows opposition to oil terminal

A train hauling oil passes through the Columbia River Gorge on its way to Vancouver in March.

September 30, 2015, 5:23pm Business

A slight majority of voters in the Port of Vancouver district oppose plans to build a large oil terminal at the port, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Read story

Clark County lifts outdoor burn ban

September 30, 2015, 10:37am Clark County News

Clark County has lifted its ban on outdoor burning, effective Thursday, as recent rainfall and cooler weather have eased fire danger across the region. The change means land-clearing fires will be allowed. The county’s ban on recreational fires was lifted earlier this month. Residents still must follow local burning regulations… Read story

Drought expected to last into 2016

September 25, 2015, 6:05am Clark County News

Even with the arrival of cooler weather and some rain, Washington's prolonged drought is not over, state officials said Thursday. Read story

The Delta Park/Vanport Transit Center is shown in 2012.

TriMet chief: Need for new I-5 Bridge remains

The Delta Park/Vanport Transit Center is shown in 2012.

September 24, 2015, 7:04pm Clark County News

It's been 16 months since the Columbia River Crossing project office closed its doors for good. Read story

Aerial of the former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay in Vancouver in March.

Bridging the Terminal 1 project

Aerial of the former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay in Vancouver in March.

September 20, 2015, 6:15am Business

Die-hard detractors of the Columbia River Crossing might want to take this sitting down: Even in death, the politically discordant Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project that included light rail into Vancouver is helping rearrange the city's future development. Read story

Whistling Ridge faces new legal challenge

September 18, 2015, 10:06pm Clark County News

More than two years after the Washington State Supreme Court upheld its approval, a controversial wind farm in Skamania County finds itself the subject of yet another legal challenge. Read story

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

Survey finds support for Vancouver oil terminal

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

September 17, 2015, 3:22pm Business

More than two-thirds of Clark County voters say they support a plan to build an oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver, according to a poll released by the companies proposing it. Read story

A C-Tran bus drops off passengers at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield on Wednesday.

Changing C-Tran’s borders complex

A C-Tran bus drops off passengers at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield on Wednesday.

September 15, 2015, 9:19pm Clark County News

An upcoming public transportation conference will be only the first step in a long process that could change C-Tran's boundaries, the agency's legal counsel told the C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday. Read story

Members of Saving Skamania County tour land north of Stevenson including dispersal and foraging habitat for the spotted owl Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2015.

Skamania group aims to change how forests are managed

Members of Saving Skamania County tour land north of Stevenson including dispersal and foraging habitat for the spotted owl Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2015.

September 15, 2015, 6:09pm Clark County News

STEVENSON -- On a high, forested slope overlooking the Columbia River in Skamania County, there's a clearing that many people wouldn't call a pretty sight. Read story

El Nino could bring another warm winter to Northwest

September 10, 2015, 6:30pm Clark County News

A monster El Ni?o churning in the Pacific Ocean appears to be the strongest in nearly two decades, and could have a big impact on the country's weather this winter, climatologists said Thursday. Read story