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Crude oil in state tops 1 million barrels per week

December 18, 2017, 4:33pm Business

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

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

Terminal 5 at the Port of Vancouver. Port of Vancouver staff say the loop, at full capacity, could increase the amount of rail cars coming through the terminal from 60,000 a year to 400,000.

Back to square one for Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 5

Terminal 5 at the Port of Vancouver. Port of Vancouver staff say the loop, at full capacity, could increase the amount of rail cars coming through the terminal from 60,000 a year to 400,000.

November 26, 2017, 6:05am Business

Though it’s been only three weeks since his election, Don Orange’s appointment to the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners has set the stage for an upheaval at one of the port’s most valuable assets. Read story

This Nov. 21, 2017, photo provided by the Climate Direct Action group shows Leonard Higgins, second from right, with his defense attorneys outside the Choteau County Courthouse in Fort Benton, Mont. Higgins was convicted Wednesday, Nov. 22, on charges of of criminal mischief and trespassing after he entered a fenced site near Big Sandy, Mont., in October 2016 and closed a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States to call attention to climate change. With Higgins are attorney Lauren Regan, left; attorney Kelsey Skaggs, second from left, and attorney Herman Watson.

Activist convicted in pipeline protest

This Nov. 21, 2017, photo provided by the Climate Direct Action group shows Leonard Higgins, second from right, with his defense attorneys outside the Choteau County Courthouse in Fort Benton, Mont. Higgins was convicted Wednesday, Nov. 22, on charges of of criminal mischief and trespassing after he entered a fenced site near Big Sandy, Mont., in October 2016 and closed a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States to call attention to climate change. With Higgins are attorney Lauren Regan, left; attorney Kelsey Skaggs, second from left, and attorney Herman Watson.

November 23, 2017, 4:12pm Northwest

An Oregon activist who was trying to call attention to climate change was found guilty of criminal charges on Wednesday for closing a valve last year on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. Read story

TransCanada: Over 24K gallons of oil recovered from spill

November 23, 2017, 1:07pm Nation & World

TransCanada Corp. says it has recovered more than 24,000 gallons of oil from the site of a pipeline leak discovered last week in South Dakota. Read story

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

EFSEC report lists 5 key oil terminal impacts

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

November 21, 2017, 7:48pm Clark County News

The state panel tasked with evaluating the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal said the project has five significant unavoidable impacts that cannot be fully mitigated if it were to be built. Read story

Jim Eversaul, a Vancouver resident and retired U.S. Coast Guard chief engineer, speaks Tuesday to the board of commissioners Eric LaBrant, Brian Wolfe and Jerry Oliver during the public forum at a Port of Vancouver board meeting. A large crowd showed up to voice support of not extending the lease for a proposed oil terminal at the port, something newly elected commissioner, Don Orange, has said he would do.

Oil terminal foes celebrate at port commissioner meeting

Jim Eversaul, a Vancouver resident and retired U.S. Coast Guard chief engineer, speaks Tuesday to the board of commissioners Eric LaBrant, Brian Wolfe and Jerry Oliver during the public forum at a Port of Vancouver board meeting. A large crowd showed up to voice support of not extending the lease for a proposed oil terminal at the port, something newly elected commissioner, Don Orange, has said he would do.

November 14, 2017, 5:57pm Business

Today's open forum at the Port of Vancouver commissioners meeting sounded more like a victory lap for the anti-oil terminal crowd, rather than what is typically a pro forma element of the board’s fortnightly meeting. Read story

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Brian Wolfe said he will not move to extend Vancouver Energy’s lease with the port to prevent its cancellation when commissioner-elect Don Orange takes office. “To me, the process is done,” Wolfe said.

Wolfe says he won’t move to reduce Orange’s influence at port

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Brian Wolfe said he will not move to extend Vancouver Energy’s lease with the port to prevent its cancellation when commissioner-elect Don Orange takes office. “To me, the process is done,” Wolfe said.

November 10, 2017, 2:49pm Business

Outgoing Port of Vancouver District 1 Commissioner Brian Wolfe said he won’t take any actions that might extend Vancouver Energy lease’s before his term is finished, easing fears that the board would move to block the influence of commissioner-elect Don Orange. Read story