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Rail Transports is One of Idaho’s Hidden Gems

Bonner County Bee | July 30, 2019 Did you know that we have yet another hidden treasure in the Gem State? And, it’s not what you’re thinking. It is the ability to transfer goods with efficiency, speed, and in an environmentally friendly way. Amazingly, a train can move 500 miles of freight on just one […]

Rail project is key to our future

The Lens | March 13, 2019 In the months ahead, the United States Coast Guard will make a decision regarding the future of the Sandpoint Junction Connector Project, which seeks to build a new railroad bridge across Lake Pend Oreille. They’ll consider public input, review the potential benefits and impacts, and deliver an exhaustive and thorough […]

What Does Ecology’s Decision Mean for Future Projects in Washington?

Last month’s decision by the Department of Ecology to deny Millennium Bulk Terminals – the proposed export terminal in Longview – its water quality permit was a shocking announcement. The decision makes a mockery of the state’s regulatory review process and will have broader implications on Washington. Check out the document below to learn more about […]

Ecology Denies Millennium Permit on Questionable Grounds

State denies key permit based on non-water quality issues OLYMPIA — Washington business, trade and labor leaders denounced today’s Millennium Bulk Terminals water quality permit denial by the Department of Ecology, saying the decision, based more on the rail and traffic concerns than on impact to water quality, made a mockery of the state’s regulatory review […]

Building Trades Unions Reaffirm Support for Vancouver Energy Terminal

Project praised for apprenticeship opportunities, family-wage jobs VANCOUVER — Support for the Vancouver Energy terminal at the Port of Vancouver remains stronger than ever among members and leadership of the building trades unions, who voiced their backing during the port’s third lease hearing Tuesday. “This project has the backing of a broad cross-section of my […]

Oregon Building Trades Council Resolution in support of the Vancouver Energy Terminal

RESOLUTION TO THE 2017 OREGON STATE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL CONVENTION Resolution to Support the Vancouver Energy Terminal WHEREAS Vancouver Energy will safely and efficiently transfer North American crude oil from rail to ship for distribution to West Coast refineries where it will be converted into transportation fuels for American families and businesses; and […]

Stormwater Permit Hearing Draws Backers for Vancouver Energy

Supporters reinforce importance of jobs, workforce training at final public hearing VANCOUVER — Supporters of the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA remained as adamant as ever Tuesday about the project and the need for jobs, infrastructure and energy security. Representatives from labor, business and trade groups all weighed in […]

Tacoma’s Decision on Tideflats Will Impact Future Investment

  Last year, plans to bring a methanol plant to Tacoma were cancelled, costing the city a $3.6 billion investment. Sound familiar? All over Washington, worthwhile developments in our state’s energy infrastructure are being delayed and ultimately given up on as a result of lengthy reviews and opposition from special interest groups. Now, as Puget […]

Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council Approves Resolution in Support of Vancouver Energy Terminal

Project hailed as ‘a bridge to Washington’s energy future’ TACOMA — Citing the need for more family-wage jobs in Southwest Washington, members of the state’s largest private union for building and construction trade workers passed a resolution in support of the Vancouver Energy terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA. The resolution was approved Aug. […]