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Port Of Vancouver Gets Partial Win In Oil Lawsuit


The Port of Vancouver got a partial win when a judge dismissed claims by environmental groups seeking to block a terminal to handle oil brought by train from North Dakota.

The Port of Vancouver got a partial win when a judge dismissed claims by environmental groups seeking to block a terminal to handle oil brought by train from North Dakota.

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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

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