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Fri October 25, 2013

Public Scoping Meeting For Vancouver Port Oil Terminal

Washington agencies are holding two public meetings Monday and Tuesday on a controversial oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver.

The Tesoro-Savage oil terminal would transport 360,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The oil would come from North Dakota's Bakken fields by trains, be transferred to vessels on the Columbia River and then shipped to West Coast refineries. It's the largest oil terminal project of several proposed in the Northwest.

Earlier this month, the Port Commission approved a lease for the project, amidst opposition and a lawsuit challenging the legality of an earlier vote.

The state will hold an information session on Monday. On Tuesday, officials will accept public comments on which environmental impacts should be considered in the permitting process. Both meetings will be held at Clark College in Vancouver.

Public Comment

Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council will accept public comment on the Tesoro-Savage project until 5 p.m., November 18 in the following ways:

In person at the public scoping meeting

October 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

at The Gaiser Student Center

1933 Fort Vancouver Way

Vancouver, Wash.

By mail

Stephen Posner, Interim EFSEC Manager

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council

p.o. Box 43172

1300 S Evergreen Park Dr. SW

Olympia, WA 98504-3172

By email

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