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Oil terminal backers: New jobs created outweigh environmental worries

July 10, 2016, 6:05am Business

Vancouver Energy is making a lot of promises. Read story

Diverse groups join forces against oil terminal

May 29, 2016, 6:05am Carousel

When plans for the nation's largest oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver surfaced in 2013, project backers likely expected opposition from environmentalists. But what they surely didn't anticipate was… Read story

Oil terminal proposal a matter of timing

May 1, 2016, 6:01am Business

Stripped bare, the effort to build the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver is about money. Tesoro Corp. and Savage Cos. intend to make plenty of it, and they promise the community will get plenty too. Read story

Counsel for the Environment influential in energy project siting

March 21, 2016, 6:10am Editor's Choice

In the state of Washington, the environment has its own attorney. And that attorney, a member of the state attorney general's staff, occupies a little-known but quite important corner of the state's regulatory labyrinth through which Vancouver Energy's proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver must pass. Read story

Review process has seen energy projects get derailed

March 20, 2016, 6:00am Business

It's not supposed to be easy for Vancouver Energy to build the nation's largest oil terminal on the banks of the Columbia River. Washington's environmental regulations guarantee that. But there is a path through the regulatory labyrinth of the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council that the company might be able to follow. Read story