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.
The Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA will provide a steady, reliable supply of North American crude oil to Washington, fostering energy for transportation fuels and petroleum to create products critical to our way of life.
The Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA is committed to public safety and environmental protection in transportation, operations and every other aspect of the project.
The Vancouver Energy terminal will be a key piece of the Port’s future as an economic engine for the region. The terminal will generate $22 million in state and local taxes during construction and, once operational, $7.8 million in state and local taxes each year. The Port itself would receive $44 million a year in revenue.
The Washington Building and Construction Trades Council and the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, representing a combined 95,000 workers, have passed resolutions in support of the Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal.
The Port of Vancouver USA’s new mid-year report shows that 2017 continues to be a strong year for the port. But the Port is still vulnerable to economic swings and needs to ensure it takes advantage of key infrastructure investments.
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.
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.