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Vancouver officials deal blow to proposed oil terminal

The port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to terminate a rolling lease on property that would hold the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil terminal if the project’s backers don’t provide all the necessary permits by March.

Outside View: Right call to oppose oil terminal

That marks a victory for those who have opposed the effort to establish Vancouver as an oil town. It also marks a reinforcement of the area’s desire to maintain and enhance the region’s strongest attribute – its natural beauty

State Supreme Court sides with Port of Vancouver in oil terminal suit

The Port of Vancouver didn’t violate the State Environmental Policy Act when it leased property for what could be the nation’s largest oil terminal, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision. Environmental groups Columbia Riverkeeper and Northwest Environmental Defense Center argued the port commissioners violated state environmental laws when it agreed to lease land to Savage Cos. and Tesoro Corp., now collaborating as Vancouver Energy, without the project first undergoing the analysis for an environmental impact statement.

City weighs key permit for oil terminal on Washington coast

As the small city of Hoquiam considers a key permit for a proposed terminal that would store and move millions of barrels of crude oil through Grays Harbor, opponents are raising concerns about the potential for oil spills and impacts to tribal fishing rights.

Deny Vancouver Energy oil terminal, state official urges

Arguing that the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal creates “unprecedented and unacceptable” risks to the environment and Washington residents, Assistant Attorney General Matthew Kernutt in his closing brief recommended that the state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council deny the project.