Monthly Archives: July 2016

Supporters make the case for terminal

The 5-week adjudication proceedings concluded today, with closing arguments from attorneys in the morning and comment from members of the public in the afternoon. During public comment, a long list of small business owners, local residents, labor leaders, maritime experts and other business leaders spoke in favor of Vancouver Energy.
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Terminal commits to more safety measures

Safety commitments, rail safety and economic need were among the topics discussed during the last two days of testimony at the adjudication proceedings. Jared Larrabee, General Manager of Vancouver Energy, announced that Vancouver Energy has committed to several new safety measures for the proposed terminal. The revised application can be seen in full here.
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Vancouver Energy is good for the region

Mike Bridges, President of the Longview/Kelso Building and Construction Trades Council, describes how Vancouver Energy would bring more family-wage jobs to the Port of Vancouver.
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BNSF invests in safety

The trains transporting oil to the proposed Vancouver Energy terminal will travel on tracks owned, maintained and operated by BNSF Railway. The rail company has a commitment to safety that goes above and beyond federal standards, as described in a recent op-ed in the Olympian.
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Terminal meets need, creates jobs

Economic need and economic impact were discussed at today’s adjudication proceedings. Experts and Tesoro representatives provided testimony on the economic need and economic impact of the Vancouver Energy terminal.
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Business, labor leaders pen op-ed

Business and labor leaders in favor of Vancouver Energy have formed a new coalition to support the proposed oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver. The group is designed to show there is “a level of support in the broader community for a project that holds the potential to create jobs while enhancing our energy independence.” Two members of the Coalition also recently wrote an op-ed in the Everett Herald.
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Fire officials describe preparation

During adjudication proceedings, fire officials outline the emergency response preparations and safety plans put in place to ensure safety.
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Chief testifies on Mosier incident

Testimonies during adjudication proceedings by Jim Appleton, Fire Chief in Mosier, Ore., and Robert Chipkevich, railroad industry expert, covered Vancouver Energy's emergency response and commitment to DOT-177 rail cars.
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Experts tout terminal benefits

More than 20 experts cover topics that include engineering, economics, marine science, rail safety and logistics testifying in favor of the project in the first phase of adjudicative proceedings of the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) held in Vancouver and Olympia.
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Terminal adds to U.S. energy future

Witnesses covered rail safety and safety procedures at the terminal during adjudication proceedings, marking the final day of testimony on behalf of Vancouver Energy and project supporters.
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Oil safety is strong at terminal

Witnesses, both marine scientists at Polaris Applied Sciences, covered oil spill safety during adjudication proceedings.
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BNSF, terminal focus on rail safety

Experts state during adjudication proceedings that BNSF Railway and Vancouver Energy make rail safety a priority.
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Robust planning will help ensure terminal safety

Experts during the adjudication proceedings described the very low risk of incident at the proposed Vancouver Energy terminal, as well as the safety measures and emergency response plans in place to ensure the project's safety.
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