Category Archives: Benefits

EFSEC Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement

The construction and normal operations of the proposed Vancouver Energy terminal will not result in any significant unavoidable impacts to the environment or community that can’t be mitigated, according to the state.
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Terminal brings jobs, economic benefits

The Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal will bring jobs and economic benefits to Southwest Washington and the rest of the state.
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WASH. WORKERS NEED VANCOUVER ENERGY

Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of the Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, writes in the Puget Sound Business Journal that the state of Washington outside the city of Seattle needs infrastructure projects like Vancouver Energy for workers to feed their families.
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SUPPORTERS URGE EFSEC TO APPROVE PERMIT

Labor, business and maritime leaders today urged the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) to approve the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Stormwater Permit for Vancouver Energy.
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OP-ED: TERMINAL WILL HELP THE REGION

Thirty labor leaders from 20 different unions recently delivered a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee urging him to support the oil-by-rail terminal. The labor leaders wrote in the letter that Vancouver Energy is “an important project for our state, region and county."
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SW WA WORKERS NEED LOCAL TERMINAL JOBS

The Vancouver Energy crude-by-rail terminal will create jobs where they’re needed the most – Southwest Washington. Labor leaders tell Lens, a Washington politics and business news site, in a new story that workers need to be able to work in their local communities.
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TERMINAL WILL ADD TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Don Brunell, whose column is published in newspapers around Washington, writes this month about how companies are cutting their carbon emissions, including in the transportation sector.
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Labor leaders urge Inslee to approve terminal

Thirty labor leaders from 20 different unions delivered a letter this month to Gov. Jay Inslee urging him to support the Vancouver Energy oil-by-rail terminal. The labor leaders wrote in the letter that Vancouver Energy is “an important project for our state, region and county.”
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Terminal will create vital jobs

Vancouver Energy was pleased to be part of a recent tour of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Electrical Training Center in Portland.
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Tri-Cities leaders support terminal

Derek Brownson, a Tri-Cities business executive and president of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, and Colin Hastings, executive director of the Pasco chamber, wrote recently in the Tri-City Herald about why the state should approve the Vancouver Energy project.
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Terminal creates jobs, energy independence

Miles Bond, a longtime Vancouver resident, describes the benefits Vancouver Energy will bring to the region.
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Vancouver Energy boosts public services

Ann Donnelly, a Vancouver businesswoman and a leading regional advocate for the mentally ill and their families, describes the benefits Vancouver Energy will bring to the region.
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Terminal will provide opportunities

Willy Myers, executive secretary-treasurer of the Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council, describes how Vancouver Energy will bring world-class jobs to Vancouver and Washington state.
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Adjudicative hearing concludes

The conclusion of a five-week adjudicative hearing on July 29 marks a major milestone in the ongoing review of the Vancouver Energy terminal by Washington state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC). During the hearings in Vancouver and Olympia, the Council was presented with evidence from both supporters and intervenors of the proposed terminal, and is now tasked with making a recommendation to Governor Jay Inslee after deliberations. Governor Inslee will decide whether to approve the project, which would support thousands of family-wage jobs and $2 billion in economic value to the region while reducing the country’s reliance on foreign oil.
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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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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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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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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 provides jobs, seismic improvements

The testimony recapped from this particular adjudication proceeding covered the positive economic impact and seismic improvements of the Vancouver Energy terminal.
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Terminal will meet growing demand

Brad Roach, senior director for market analysis and senior economist at Tesoro, led the testimony at the first adjudication proceeding for Vancouver Energy. He was the first of many witnesses that will testify on behalf of Vancouver Energy and other project supporters over the first two-and-a-half weeks of the hearings.
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