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Coal company, railroads line up against Spokane measure

October 17, 2017, 10:20am Business

SPOKANE — Opponents have raised about $151,000 to defeat a Spokane ballot measure that would fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through the city’s downtown core. Read story

Greene gets another $150,000 from Vancouver Energy for port commissioner campaign

October 2, 2017, 2:57pm Business

Port of Vancouver commission District 1 candidate Kris Greene told The Columbian’s Editorial Board Friday that a recent $75,000 contribution from Vancouver Energy was “problematic” for his campaign. Read story

Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out

September 28, 2017, 9:20am Business

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Native American official who has been the face and voice of the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been voted out of office. Read story

Port of Vancouver must reveal more about seven meetings

September 27, 2017, 5:13pm Business

In an ongoing lawsuit brought by several environmental groups, the Port of Vancouver will have to better account for seven executive-session meetings it held related to the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal. Read story

State denies key permit for Longview coal terminal

September 26, 2017, 10:38am Business

LONGVIEW — In a potentially fatal blow to Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed Longview coal export dock, the state Department of Ecology has denied a water quality permit for the project, concluding that it would cause unavoidable harm to the environment. Read story

Auditor upholds Orange’s voter registration

September 22, 2017, 5:20pm Clark County News

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has dismissed a challenge to Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners candidate Don Orange’s voter registration, meaning that the oil terminal opponent will appear on the November ballot. Read story

Vote to extend oil terminal lease through 2021 fails

September 12, 2017, 5:54pm Business

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver is tired of rehashing the port’s Vancouver Energy lease when it comes up for automatic renewal every three months. Read story

Vancouver Energy gives $75K to port candidate Kris Greene

September 7, 2017, 8:15pm Clark County News

The company proposing to build the nation’s largest oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver has donated $75,000 in cash to port commissioner candidate Kris Greene. Read story

State says judge erred in dismissing Tesoro refinery fines

September 1, 2017, 11:56am Business

SEATTLE — State regulators say a judge erred when he overturned $2.39 million in penalties against Tesoro following the 2010 deadly explosion at its Anacortes refinery. Read story

Vancouver terminal only proposed crude oil-by-rail project in state

August 31, 2017, 4:42pm Business

The Vancouver Energy oil terminal is now the only proposed crude-by-rail project in Washington. Read story