Race to Build on River Could Block Pacific Oil Route, New York Times ($)

By Kirk Johnson

The proposed site of an oil terminal in Vancouver, Wash., where trains would take 360,000 barrels a day. A $1.3 billion real estate project, planned nearby, threatens its approval.
The proposed site of an oil terminal in Vancouver, Wash., where trains would take 360,000 barrels a day. A $1.3 billion real estate project, planned nearby, threatens its approval. (Credit: David Kasnic for The New York Times)

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Environmental passions, which run hot in the Northwest over everything from salmon to recycling, generally get couched in the negative: Don’t fish too much, don’t put those chemicals up the smokestack, don’t build in that sensitive area.

But here in southern Washington, some environmental groups are quietly pushing a builder to move even faster with a $1.3 billion real estate project along the Columbia River that includes office buildings, shops and towers with 3,300 apartments.

The reason is oil. MORE>>


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