Vancouver Port Could Decide Oil Terminal Fate Next Week
Conrad Wilson, April 5, 2016, OPB.org
Backers of a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver have asked for an amendment to their lease with the port. Port commissioners plan to discuss the request in a series of public meetings next week.
Officials with the Vancouver Energy Project said Tuesday they need more time to complete Washington’s permitting process.
Representatives detail marina, airport issues for Port of Port Angeles commissioners
Arwyn Rice, April 6, 2016, Peninsula Daily News
Two new Port of Port Angeles commissioners looked at the port’s marinas and airport issues with fresh eyes Monday.
The commissioners met Monday with members of the Boat Haven and John Wayne marina advisory committees, and with users of the William R. Fairchild International Airport, to discuss what is needed for the facilities to become successful.
State lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark won’t run for re-election
By Hal Bernton, April 6, 2016, Seattle Times
Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced Tuesday that, after talking with his family, he has decided not to run for a third term in office.
Goldmark, who was raised on a family ranch in the Okanogan highlands, has served as lands commissioner since January 2009.
Tariff Equity Would Grow State’s Exports
Leilani Leach, April 6, 2016, The Lens
In February, a Moses Lake manufacturer with about 720 employees halted production. A 57 percent tariff on polysilicon has deterred Chinese companies from purchasing the solar panel component from the U.S. China implemented the policy in 2013 in response to a U.S. tariff on Chinese solar panels, which was added after China allegedly dumped the panels on the U.S. market below cost. REC Silicon said this trade war forced it to shutter the plant, which may not start operations again until June.