Vancouver Energy ends bid to build nation‘s biggest oil-train terminal along Columbia River, Seattle Times ($)

This was one of a series of high-profile fossil-fuel projects proposed in Washington state in recent years, all of which have faced strong opposition from environmentalists.

By Hal Bernton, Seattle Times staff reporter • Originally published February 27, 2018 at 2:09 pm | Updated February 28, 2018 at 10:04 am

A tugboat maneuvers through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. (Don Ryan / The Associated Press, file)
1 of 3 | A tugboat maneuvers through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. (Credit: Don Ryan / The Associated Press, file)

Vancouver Energy is ending a four-year quest to build the nation’s largest oil-train terminal along the Columbia River and won’t appeal Gov. Jay Inslee’s rejection of the project.

A company spokesman Tuesday also said it would terminate — a month early — a Port of Vancouver lease for the project, and donate the $100,000 savings in lease payments to community nonprofits.

“Our focus is on thanking our supporters who stood with us … and being able to make a positive difference through this contribution,” said Jeff Hymas, a Vancouver Energy spokesman. MORE>>


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