Category Archives: Environment

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 protects the environment

The Vancouver Energy terminal, by facilitating the use of lower carbon crude oil, will enable a potential reduction in emissions equal to removing 250,000 cars from our roads.
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Terminal cuts down on foreign oil

The Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA will substantially decrease our nation’s reliance on foreign countries for oil.
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DRAFT AIR PERMIT UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) last month approved a draft notice of construction air permit for the Vancouver Energy terminal. In approving the draft permit, EFSEC and Washington’s Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) have provided a thorough and robust evaluation of emission rates, emission controls, monitoring, testing, and recordkeeping requirements for the proposed terminal.
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Labor, Business Leaders Support Permit

Labor and business leaders spoke at a public hearing today in support of Vancouver Energy’s construction stormwater permit. To learn more about Vancouver Energy’s commitment to stormwater management, listen to this interview on KXL-FM with Tesoro Consulting Environmental Engineer Doug Price.
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Terminal proposes throughput changes

Vancouver Energy made a number of substantial commitments, above and beyond regulatory requirements, to help enhance safety and improve the performance of the crude-by-rail terminal.
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Terminal addresses need for energy

Earlier this month Vancouver Energy filed its post-adjudication hearing brief, laying out facts in support of the terminal and responding to claims from intervenors in the case. The 98-page brief from Vancouver Energy concludes that because the oil-by-rail terminal “addresses a pressing need for energy and employs reasonable and available methods to minimize adverse effects of the Terminal, EFSEC should recommend approval.”
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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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Terminal meets air quality standards

Vessel loading and air quality were among the topics covered on Day Three of the adjudicative proceedings.
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