Port of Vancouver unanimously approves oil terminal lease

The Columbian– Aaron Corvin, July 23, 2013 –  The Port of Vancouver held a public meeting on Tesoro’s proposal to build the largest crude oil terminal on the west coast. Thanks to all who voiced  fierce opposition to the proposal. On the following morning, Tuesday, July 23,  Port Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the plan.

“The commissioners’ decision was a first step in determining whether the oil terminal — which would handle up to 380,000 barrels of crude per day from the Bakken oil shale formation in North Dakota — will get built. …The Tesoro-Savage proposal must (now) undergo an examination by the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which would make a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee, who has the final say” wrote the Columbian.

“With their action Tuesday, port commissioners underscored the fact that Vancouver has become an epicenter of global energy market gyrations and national environmental concerns”.

“Moments after the commissioners’ decision, opponents issued a news release saying they’ll turn out hundreds of people in Vancouver this Saturday as part of a national series of protests against building fossil-fuel infrastructure in the Northwest”.

– Aaron Corvin, August 12, 2013 –