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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 report by the state Department of Ecology. 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

Crude oil in state tops 1 million barrels per week

December 18, 2017, 4:33pm Business

SPOKANE — Railroads ship more than 1 million barrels of crude oil across Washington each week, according to new information from the state. Read story

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners, from left, Eric LaBrant, Brian Wolfe and Jerry Oliver listen to public testimony in March before voting on whether or not to cancel the Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease at the Port of Vancouver.

Union, business interests voice support for oil terminal

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners, from left, Eric LaBrant, Brian Wolfe and Jerry Oliver listen to public testimony in March before voting on whether or not to cancel the Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease at the Port of Vancouver.

December 12, 2017, 4:56pm Business

Labor unions and business representatives turned out in numbers at the Port of Vancouver commissioners meeting Tuesday to urge port leaders not to cancel the lease with Vancouver Energy. Read story

The Vancouver City Council hears public testimony June 2, 2014, on a resolution to oppose the Tesoro-Savage oil terminal during a meeting at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. After a seven-hour meeting went past midnight, the council voted 5-2 to oppose the project.

Vancouver City Council members ecstatic about EFSEC decision

The Vancouver City Council hears public testimony June 2, 2014, on a resolution to oppose the Tesoro-Savage oil terminal during a meeting at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. After a seven-hour meeting went past midnight, the council voted 5-2 to oppose the project.

November 28, 2017, 9:41pm Clark County News

Vancouver city officials greeted the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council’s recommendation to deny the Vancouver Energy oil terminal with enthusiasm. The city issued its formal opposition to the project in 2014. Read story

Carol Seaman of Citizens for a Clean Harbor, center, celebrates the EFSEC council ruling with fellow opponents of the Port of Vancouver oil terminal at the John A. Cherberg Building in Olympia on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2017.

EFSEC unanimous in vote against Port of Vancouver oil terminal

Carol Seaman of Citizens for a Clean Harbor, center, celebrates the EFSEC council ruling with fellow opponents of the Port of Vancouver oil terminal at the John A. Cherberg Building in Olympia on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2017.

November 28, 2017, 4:10pm Business

OLYMPIA — The plan to build the largest rail-to-marine oil terminal in the United States suffered a major blow Tuesday at the hands of the state body tasked with its evaluation. Read story