Vancouver OKs oil train terminal

Vancouver OKs oil train terminal

Port of Vancouver commissioners approved a Columbia River crude oil train distribution facility, against environmentalists' wishes.

The project will be reviewed by the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which will make a recommendation to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee for a final decision.

“After the port haphazardly rushed this lease, we look forward to Gov. Inslee taking a hard look at the threat of Bakken oil trains and the shocking terminal on the Columbia River,” said Brett VandenHeuvel, executive director of Columbia Riverkeeper, one of the opponents.

Read more at The Register-Guard.