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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Developers end effort for oil terminal along Columbia River

A project to build a massive oil-by-rail terminal in southwest Washington officially ended Tuesday when the project’s developers and the Port of Vancouver terminated a lease for a site along …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

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 …


Washington governor to decide town’s oil fate

Whether Vancouver becomes an oil town is up to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.


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.


Outside view: Let’s lead on clean energy

The region must be a leader in recognizing and embracing the future rather than clinging to old and harmful modes of energy.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

Critic of Vancouver oil terminal wins costly port race

An outspoken critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver won a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Critic of proposed oil terminal leads in Port of Vancouver race

A critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver has a solid lead in a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.


Astoria, Ore., opposes proposed Vancouver oil terminal

Astoria, Ore., has added itself to the list of cities opposed to the Vancouver Energy oil terminal.


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 …


Oil terminal case: Tribe and environmentalists win major victory in state Supreme Court

A State Supreme Court ruling Thursday has opponents of a proposed oil storage and shipping facility at the Port of Grays Harbor claiming victory, but the company behind the proposal …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Court throws wrench in plans for big Washington oil terminal

The Washington Supreme Court has thrown a major wrench in plans for a big oil terminal in Grays Harbor, saying the project must be reviewed under a 1989 law passed …


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 …


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 …


Washington attorney general’s office opposes Vancouver oil terminal

The Washington Attorney General’s Office has come out against a crude oil terminal being proposed in Vancouver.


Washington Department of Natural Resources seeks denial of oil-terminal project

A Washington state agency in charge of protecting millions of acres of state land from wildfires is opposing a proposal to build an oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, citing risks of …


Major spill from proposed oil terminal would be catastrophic, report says

A new report from the state Attorney General’s Office says an oil train or tanker accident in the Columbia River could cause more than $170 million in environmental damages and …


Vancouver oil terminal is a dangerous plan

Oil trains are too dangerous to encourage 28 more per week. Gov. Inslee should reject an oil terminal in Vancouver.