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Washington Attorney General: Say No To Oil Terminal Project


 A train hauling oil passes through the Gorge on its way to Vancouver in 2014.

A train hauling oil passes through the Gorge on its way to Vancouver in 2014.

Steven Lane /The Columbian

One of the most influential voices weighing in on the nation’s largest proposed oil-by-rail terminal recommended rejecting the Vancouver project.

“Protecting the environment and public safety are top priorities of my office, and we considered the evidence presented with the care those priorities demands,” Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement on Thursday.

“The bottom line is that the potential benefits of this project are dramatically outweighed by the potential risks and costs of a spill.”

The decision from the attorney general’s office to oppose the Vancouver Energy project could send a strong message to Gov. Jay Inslee, who has the ultimate say over the project’s future.

To read more, visit The Columbian.

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