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Vancouver City Council opposes oil train terminal

Vancouver City Council opposes oil train terminal

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Vancouver City Council has voted to oppose what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal.

The vote came well after midnight on Tuesday in council chambers packed with hundreds of people, many of them opposed to the project.

The terminal would receive daily shipments of up to 360,000 barrels of oil via four trains a day rolling through iconic river communities and into the crowded Portland/Vancouver metro area, each train more than a mile long.

The Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council will review the proposal and make a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee, who has the final say.

The resolution authorizes the city’s attorney to file a motion to intervene in the review.

Host jurisdictions are usually allowed to participate as parties.

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