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An oil train waits to move westbound in Vancouver.

Herrera Beutler pledges to reinstate Obama-era oil train rules

An oil train waits to move westbound in Vancouver.

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 of Vancouver CEO Julianna Marler addresses the crowd Tuesday at the grand opening ceremony of the West Vancouver Freight Access project.

Port, pols celebrate West Vancouver Freight Access project

Port of Vancouver CEO Julianna Marler addresses the crowd Tuesday at the grand opening ceremony of the 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

The Port of Vancouver's 218-acre Terminal 5 was the proposed site for the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal.

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

The Port of Vancouver's 218-acre Terminal 5 was the proposed site for the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal.

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

Port of Vancouver commissioners Don Orange, from left, Eric LaBrant and Jerry Oliver voted Tuesday to move up the end date for the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease from March 31 to Wednesday.

Vancouver port commission moves to end oil terminal lease immediately

Port of Vancouver commissioners Don Orange, from left, Eric LaBrant and Jerry Oliver voted Tuesday to move up the end date for the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease from March 31 to Wednesday.

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

The Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5 (Columbian files)

Vancouver Energy raps governor over oil terminal rejection

The Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5 (Columbian files)

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

Opponent of the proposed Vancouver Energy oil-by-rail terminal Edith Gillis of Portland celebrates the project's rejection Monday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at the Slocum House in downtown Vancouver on Jan. 29, 2018.

Inslee rejects Vancouver Energy oil terminal

Opponent of the proposed Vancouver Energy oil-by-rail terminal Edith Gillis of Portland celebrates the project's rejection Monday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at the Slocum House in downtown Vancouver on Jan. 29, 2018.

January 29, 2018, 4:05pm Business

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

An oil train waits to move westbound in Vancouver.

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

An oil train waits to move westbound in Vancouver.

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… Read story

Patricia Micutani, left, applauds while Lehman Holder and Carole Dollemore hug following the Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners’ unanimous decision to put an end date on Vancouver Energy’s rolling lease for a proposed oil terminal, Tuesday January 9, 2018, at the Port of Vancouver.

Port commissioners vote to end oil terminal lease in March

Patricia Micutani, left, applauds while Lehman Holder and Carole Dollemore hug following the Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners’ unanimous decision to put an end date on Vancouver Energy’s rolling lease for a proposed oil terminal, Tuesday January 9, 2018, at the Port of Vancouver.

January 9, 2018, 11:57am Business

The Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put an end date on Vancouver Energy’s rolling lease for a proposed oil terminal. Read story

Campaign signs for Port of Vancouver District 1 commission candidates Kris Greene and Don Orange sit at the intersection of Northwest 78th Street and Northwest Lakeshore Avenue. Greene’s former campaign strategist claims energy industry insiders wield a heavy influence in Greene’s election campaign.

Map indicates oil terminal key to port race

Campaign signs for Port of Vancouver District 1 commission candidates Kris Greene and Don Orange sit at the intersection of Northwest 78th Street and Northwest Lakeshore Avenue. Greene’s former campaign strategist claims energy industry insiders wield a heavy influence in Greene’s election campaign.

December 25, 2017, 6:03am Clark County Business

The Port of Vancouver District 1 election race between Don Orange and Kris Greene was seen by many as a referendum on the Vancouver Energy rail-to-marine oil terminal proposed to be built at the port. Read story

EFSEC chair Roselyn Marcus, center in pink, leads the meeting about the Port of Vancouver oil terminal at the John A. Cherberg Building in Olympia on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2017.

EFSEC sends official recommendation on oil terminal to Inslee

EFSEC chair Roselyn Marcus, center in pink, leads the meeting about the Port of Vancouver oil terminal at the John A. Cherberg Building in Olympia on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2017.

December 19, 2017, 5:39pm Business

It’s now up to Gov. Jay Inslee to decide if Vancouver will become an oil town. Read story