VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Clark County judge has given a partial victory to the Port of Vancouver in a lawsuit over a proposed oil terminal.
The Columbian reports Superior Court Judge David Gregerson has dismissed a claim by three environmental groups.
The groups say the port violated state environmental policy by approving a lease to build an oil terminal before an environmental impact statement was issued. The judge did not agree.
The decision means the lease —worth at least $45 million over 10 years — has been approved. The judge’s ruling could be appealed, but the environmental impact study can go forward.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com