- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Port of Vancouver officials have asked Gov. Jay Inslee to direct state regulators to stick to a timeline as they review a proposed massive oil-handling facility in southwest Washington.

The Columbian newspaper says (https://is.gd/mvZ6oe ) port CEO Todd Coleman wrote to Inslee Tuesday, calling delays in the state review “unacceptable.”

The port approved a lease in 2013 for Tesoro Corp. and Savage Cos., operating as Vancouver Energy, to build a rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal along the Columbia River that can handle an average 360,000 barrels of crude per day.

The state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council is doing an environmental analysis that will be out in November.

The council’s manager last week assured the companies it was working to comply with state requirements as efficiently as possible.

Inslee spokeswoman Jaime Smith says the governor’s office is reviewing the port’s letter.

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Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com


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