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The Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council listens to a speaker’s comments on the draft notice of the construction air permit for the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal during a public hearing at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall on Wednesday. Hundreds of people attended the hearing and opined on the air permit.

EFSEC listens to foes, supporters of proposed oil terminal

The Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council listens to a speaker’s comments on the draft notice of the construction air permit for the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal during a public hearing at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall on Wednesday. Hundreds of people attended the hearing and opined on the air permit.

June 7, 2017, 8:47pm Clark County News

Depending on who spoke, Vancouver Energy's draft clean air permit is either an exemplary tool to control emissions and protect air quality, or a license to pollute, riddled with errors and omissions and a threat to the community's health. Read story

Heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D., in October. The 1,200-mile line carrying North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois began commercial service Thursday, June 1, 2017.

$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

Heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D., in October. The 1,200-mile line carrying North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois began commercial service Thursday, June 1, 2017.

June 1, 2017, 10:04am Nation & World

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil for customers on Thursday, as Native American tribes that opposed the project vowed to continue fighting. Read story

A section of the Dakota Access pipeline under construction in September near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D.

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

A section of the Dakota Access pipeline under construction in September near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D.

May 22, 2017, 1:33pm Nation & World

The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation. Read story

Tribes fighting pipeline drop appeal but battle continues

May 18, 2017, 9:25am Business

American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge’s decision that allowed final construction to proceed on the project that is just two weeks from operating commercially. Read story

Tribes in U.S., Canada unite against Keystone XL oil pipeline

May 16, 2017, 10:57am Business

Tribes representing tens of thousands of indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada will be signing a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. Read story

Company in settlement talks over money for 13-year oil leak

May 10, 2017, 10:38am Nation & World

A company that has failed to stop an oil leak that began nearly 13 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico is negotiating a possible court settlement that could allow it to recover millions of dollars it set aside for work to end the leak. Read story

Public comment period open for proposed terminal

May 6, 2017, 4:53pm Clark County Business

The public will have a chance to comment on Vancouver Energy’s draft notice of construction air permit during a public meeting next month in Vancouver. Read story

The location where a Vancouver Energy facility may be built at Terminal 5 at the Port of Vancouver, is seen on Friday July 1, 2016. The Clark County Public Utilities Steam Generating plant is to the right.

Draft oil terminal construction air permit to be released Wednesday

The location where a Vancouver Energy facility may be built at Terminal 5 at the Port of Vancouver, is seen on Friday July 1, 2016. The Clark County Public Utilities Steam Generating plant is to the right.

May 2, 2017, 7:41pm Clark County News

The proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal took another step closer to a decision point on Tuesday. Read story

FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo survey crews in boats look over tanker cars as workers remove damaged tanker cars along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River near downtown Lynchburg, Va. Inspectors have found almost 24,000 safety defects over a two-year period along United States railroad routes used to ship volatile crude oil. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows many of the defects were similar to problems blamed in past derailments that caused massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia and Montana.

APNewsBreak: Thousands of defects found on oil train routes

FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo survey crews in boats look over tanker cars as workers remove damaged tanker cars along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River near downtown Lynchburg, Va. Inspectors have found almost 24,000 safety defects over a two-year period along United States railroad routes used to ship volatile crude oil. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows many of the defects were similar to problems blamed in past derailments that caused massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia and Montana.

April 5, 2017, 12:46pm Business

When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold the tracks in place. Read story

A Patterson-UTI drilling rigs that uses hydraulic feet to "walk" from one drill site to another. This one operates in West Texas.

Oil companies remain cautious as prices recover

A Patterson-UTI drilling rigs that uses hydraulic feet to "walk" from one drill site to another. This one operates in West Texas.

April 3, 2017, 6:01am Business

The oil industry’s history is punctuated with boom-and-busts cycles that create and erase fortunes and drive economies. Read story