March 7th, 2017: Today in a 2-1 vote, the Port of Vancouver Commission allowed its lease for the Tesoro Savage oil terminal to extend for an additional three months, despite growing pressure on the Port to pull the plug on the languishing, unpopular proposal. Tesoro Savage has proposed the largest oil-by-rail terminal in North America, capable of shipping 360,000 barrels of crude oil each day. Already, the Cities of Vancouver, Washougal, and Spokane, Columbia River Treaty tribes, ILWU Local 4, Vancouver’s Waterfront Development Project, the Fruit Valley Neighborhood Association, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson have called on Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) to recommend denial.
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December 14th, 2016: Linda McLain is the newly-elected President of Columbia Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors. McLain is a Vancouver resident and is an owner of Currie & McLain Certified Public Accountants.
October 18th, 2015: “The Columbian” released a memo from last December about the Tesoro-Savage proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver revealing deep concern from EFSEC. Read more here.
October 6th, 2015: City of Vancouver correctly determined that NuStar's oil terminal would probably have a significant negative impact on the Columbia River and communities along it. Vancouver and its citizens will now have the opportunity to thoroughly study and explain the risks of NuStar's proposal. If the risks of oil spills, explosions, fires, and toxic air emissions cannot be reduced to safe and acceptable levels, the city can reject NuStar's project.
Stand Up To Oil coalition statement on the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to conduct environmental review for Vancouver, WA oil terminal »
June 4th, 2015: Army Corps made the right decision - to uphold their responsibility to the public and take a hard look at the impacts of the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal. The Corps’ decision to conduct a full review is consistent with the law, and follows common sense: an unprecedented oil-by-rail terminal deserves a public discussion on impacts to public safety and our environment.
April 6th, 2015: Oil project update: City of Vancouver will require the NuStar Energy proposal to provide a full environmental impact statement (EIS), rather than a short-cut Environmental Assessment (EA). The EIS will allow the public to be more involved in the decision-making process for this project. The NuStar proposal is convert a bulk terminal to oil-by-rail at the Port of Vancouver.
March 17th, 2015: [ April 1, 2015; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Please join us for a forum discussion on the oil industry's plan for Southwest Washington. Listen to the people and organizations that are in the middle of this fight! Learn what steps you can take to make sure that Southwest Washington remains safe, clean, and green. Save the date: 4/1 6PM at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA.
March 17th, 2015: “State of the Hanford Site” meetings in Washington State: Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:30AM to 12:00PM in Vancouver. The meeting will involve both public interest and agency perspectives on the cleanup progress at Hanford. Opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and advances in cleanup at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site. *Free and open to the public.
February 24th, 2015: Do you know Washington State’s dirty little secret? For decades, polluters in Washington have benefited from some of the nation’s least protective toxic pollution standards. We can change this. Right now the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are asking for public input on new laws that could make it harder—or easier—to discharge cancer-causing toxic pollution to our rivers. Comment today!
May 20th, 2014: After hearing from hundreds of their constituents over the past year, the Vancouver City Council is considering a very strong resolution to oppose the construction of Tesoro Savage’s proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver. In the coming weeks, there are multiple opportunities to get involved to ensure that the City Council makes the strongest statement possible.