VANCOUVER, Wash. — Opponents of a proposed rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal in Vancouver showed up in large numbers to a Port of Vancouver meeting on Tuesday.
The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver reported the discussion about extending the lease for the oil terminal lasted nearly all day from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and more than 200 people spoke.
The Port of Vancouver commission is scheduled to meet again at 1 p.m. on Friday, when they may vote on an amendment to the oil terminal lease agreement.
Port CEO Todd Coleman has set the tone for that possible end to plans for the terminal by recommending that commissioners reject the proposed contract change.
Terminal supporters are pushing the prospect of hundreds of jobs and millions in economic stimulus.