The following is from the Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council:
VANCOUVER, Wash. (April 12, 2016) — Vancouver Energy has proposed an oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver in Southwest Washington. At this time it is going through the state permitting process, but the project is in jeopardy because Port staff have recommended that Commissioners decline an amendment that would allow the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) permitting process to be completed.
The process so far has taken three years; this should be a one-year process by state law. The Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents more than 16,000 Building Trades men and women in the Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon region, is in favor of this project for the jobs and regional economic benefits it will bring.
TAKE A STAND — TODAY (April 12), there is an important hearing about this project during the Port of Vancouver Commission Meeting. It is critical for union members and others to show up and speak in support for this valuable project for our region. This meeting will be held at Clark College’s Gaiser Student Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will recess after the last comment is heard, no later than 9 p.m. Speakers will be chosen by lottery and anyone interested in speaking must have their lottery ticket by 7 p.m. View the agenda and ground rules for more information.
If you are in support of this project and are unable to attend, please email your support to the Port of Vancouver Commissioners at www.vancouverenergyvoice.com.
Bob Carroll, President
Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council
ALSO at The Stand:
Wash. State BCTC endorses Vancouver Energy terminal (July 29, 2015)