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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Panel: Washington governor should not approve oil terminal

A state energy panel has voted to recommend that a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River in Washington state be denied.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

Washington state panel outlines risk of oil-by-rail terminal

A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, …


Environmental review: oil-by-rail terminal could hurt fish

An environmental assessment for a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington says the project could have negative consequences for salmon and other fish in the Columbia River.


Spokane gains role in state oil train discussion

Spokane’s “voice will be heard” during this year’s discussion over the proposal to build a crude oil facility in Vancouver, Washington, which would greatly increase the amount of crude oil …


Spokane seeks seat at talks on proposed Vancouver oil terminal

A BNSF freight train pulling 103 cars of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation derailed in rural Illinois last week, sending flames and jet-black smoke into the sky and …


Fears about oil train safety, impacts voiced at hearing

A proposal to ship North Dakota crude oil through Spokane by train drew mostly opponents at a hearing Wednesday night. About 75 people showed up for the state hearing on …