What’s Next with North America’s Largest Proposed Oil-By-Rail Terminal?

Tesoro Savage: By the Numbers

By Dan Serres, Conservation Director

On January 5, 2016, Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) held its first public hearing about the state’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Tesoro Savage oil terminal in Vancouver. A diverse crowd representing tribal, community, health, faith, local business and environmental groups spoke about how Tesoro-Savage’s proposed crude oil-by-rail project would threaten public safety, nearby communities, and water quality.

 A diverse crowd representing tribal, community, health, faith, local business and environmental groups spoke about how Tesoro-Savage’s proposed crude oil-by-rail project would threaten public safety, nearby communities, and water quality.

This month, Governor Inslee and Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council heard an unprecedented uproar of opposition to the Tesoro Savage oil terminal proposal in Vancouver, North America’s largest proposed oil-by-rail facility. Washington’s Energy Council conducted three public hearings and took written comments to inform its review for the proposed Tesoro terminal. The Energy Council will make a recommendation to Governor Jay Inslee. After receiving the recommendation, Governor Inslee will make the final decision to deny or approve the terminal. To date, here is what is proposed and a summary of the outpouring of opposition to this project.

Tesoro Savage proposed oil-by-rail terminal by the numbers:

What can you do?

Sign our petition today asking Oregon’s and Washington’s Governors to do their part in protecting our communities by opposing proposed oil-by-rail projects.

David Browneagle of Spokane Tribe speaking at the Tesoro Savage public hearing in Spokane Valley.

David Browneagle of Spokane Tribe speaking at the Tesoro Savage public hearing in Spokane Valley.


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4 Responses to “What’s Next with North America’s Largest Proposed Oil-By-Rail Terminal?”

  1. Elizabeth Hallett says:

    The madness of the fossil fuel moguls defies description. Are there only sociopaths in their business structure?

  2. Dee Packard says:

    To all whom it may concern,

    I do not know how to add to the eloquence, the heartfulness, the anguish of the thousands of people
    whom you have heard from. And I still want to be among their numbers. They are the concerned citizens
    that our democracy depends on to guide you in your role as our representatives. The profits are minimal, the
    risks great. Tesoro-Savage is not a home grown enterprise. And it’s record is tarnished, corrupted. Our “home”
    is this Earth. Please do your work to protect it, and even rebalance the horrid imbalance, the outcome of burning
    fossil fuels, that is killing us. Yes, if “we” are the animals, if “we” are the trees, if “we” are the islanders, we are dying. Please
    help us.

    Thank you for reading my plea.

    Sincerely,
    Dee Packard

  3. Peter Holcomb says:

    This is an environmental emergency.

  4. Colette A Supan says:

    Please do not allow Tesoro Savage to build a terminal in Vancouver. I will be forced to leave a city I love because of health and safety reasons. Please do not allow them to destroy our wonderful city.