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Vancouver City Council extends its fossil-fuel moratorium

July 22, 2020, 6:01am Business

A six-month ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure will remain in place, the Vancouver city council decided Monday, after a public hearing showed broad support for the moratorium. Read story

Residents use forum to praise Vancouver City Council for ban on new fossil fuel projects

July 16, 2020, 7:47pm Business

The Vancouver City Council hosted its first citizen forum in months Monday, with a barrage of speakers calling in to participate in the remote discussion. Read story

Appeals court supports tribal lawsuit over oil trains

March 6, 2020, 8:51am Business

ANACORTES — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling protecting the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s right to sue to enforce an agreement that restricts the number of trains that can cross its reservation in northwest Washington state. Read story

Kayakers paddle to Port of Vancouver to protest oil pipeline

September 2, 2019, 7:20pm Clark County News

A group of 30 kayakers paddled about an hour from Kelley Point Park in Portland to the Port of Vancouver on Monday to protest a cargo ship carrying pipe to Canada. Read story

North Dakota says study ‘undermines’ Washington rail law

August 29, 2019, 6:29pm Business

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal study analyzing the volatility of Bakken crude supports the state’s petition to overturn Washington state’s oil shipment safety restrictions, North Dakota’s attorney general said. Read story

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington rail law

July 18, 2019, 9:07am Latest News

BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. Read story

Oil declines as global economic woes outweigh fears over Iran standoff

July 4, 2019, 5:02pm Business

Oil declined as concerns that slowing economic growth will stymie energy demand outweighed worries that a confrontation with Iran may threaten supplies. Read story

Port of Vancouver board: No fossil fuel terminals

June 25, 2019, 5:20pm Business

The Port of Vancouver shut the door Tuesday on courting bulk fossil fuel terminals, nearly 17 months after Gov. Jay Inslee rejected plans to build a huge crude oil terminal on port property. Read story

Environmentalists find issues with port policy

June 24, 2019, 6:05am Business

Environmentalists, although pleased the Port of Vancouver’s latest draft policy opposes bulk fossil fuel terminals, say they have concerns about specific provisions. Read story

As North Dakota oil soars, so does waste of natural gas

May 27, 2019, 10:13am Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state’s goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the wasteful and environmentally harmful practice. Read story