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Responders monitoring oil spill on Columbia River

October 25, 2018, 9:27am Business

KALAMA — State and federal officials are responding to an oil spill on the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. Read story

Herrera Beutler introduces bill to reinstate oil-train safety rules

October 22, 2018, 9:24pm Business

Making good on an earlier pledge, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, introduced legislation to reinstate safety regulations for oil trains. Read story

Fueling a movement: Don Steinke gathers 2,444 signatures for I-1631

October 8, 2018, 6:01am Clark County News

Local activist devotes his energy to fighting climate change Read story

Herrera Beutler pledges to reinstate Obama-era oil train rules

September 27, 2018, 5:46pm Clark County Business

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, pledged Thursday to take action toward reinstating an Obama-era regulation that worked to prevent oil train explosions. Read story

Port, pols celebrate West Vancouver Freight Access project

July 31, 2018, 9:05pm Business

Port of Vancouver administrators, along with political and industry leaders, stood atop a small stage in a largely vacant marine terminal Tuesday morning to celebrate the completion of the $251 million West Vancouver Freight Access project. Read story

Vancouver port to pay $500K to settle open meetings lawsuit

June 14, 2018, 5:32pm Business

The Port of Vancouver has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit wherein it admitted to violating open meetings laws while commissioners debated a lease for an oil terminal. Read story

Vancouver port commission moves to end oil terminal lease immediately

February 27, 2018, 5:00pm Business

The Port of Vancouver and Vancouver Energy, who wanted to build the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil terminal at the port, mutually agreed to end the company’s lease Wednesday, a month early. Vancouver Energy will donate its $100,000 March lease payment to local nonprofits. Read story

Vancouver Energy raps governor over oil terminal rejection

January 30, 2018, 2:27pm Business

The company proposing to build the nation’s largest crude-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver said they are disappointed with Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to reject their proposal and are evaluating their options for next steps. Read story

Inslee rejects Vancouver Energy oil terminal

January 29, 2018, 4:05pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee has rejected the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver. Read story

Oil by rail down a bit in state in fourth quarter 2017

January 24, 2018, 8:15pm Business

On average, more than a million barrels of oil a week was shipped by rail into Washington during the fourth quarter of 2017, a slightly lower volume than the year’s previous three quarters, and the majority of it rolled through the Columbia River Gorge and Vancouver, according to a new report by the state Department of Ecology. Read story