The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

Vancouver council weighs oil-terminal resolution

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The City Council in Vancouver is weighing a resolution to reject a project to build the Northwest’s largest oil-handling terminal.
Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are proposing a terminal at the Port of Vancouver that could handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day.
The Columbian says the resolution calls on the port end its lease with the companies and urges state regulators to recommend against siting the terminal.
Critics are concerned about potential oil spills and explosions, and other environment and safety risks.
Port officials have said the project would be an economic boon to the community, while company officials say safety is a priority for them.
The council doesn’t have authority to change the lease with Tesoro-Savage.
It’s taking up the draft resolution Monday. A vote is expected in June.

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.


HeraldNet highlights

Lofty potential for drones
Lofty potential for drones: Aircraft could be used in real estate, other businesses
A community of kindness
A community of kindness: Seahawks home a display of affection for couple's daughter
Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (7 new photos)
Super snacks
Super snacks: Best finger-food recipes to make for the big game