APRIL 6, 2016

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE

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.

Read more here: http://www.opb.org/news/article/vancouver-port-could-decide-oil-terminal-fate-next-week/

 

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.

Read more here: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160405/NEWS/304059994/representatives-detail-marina-airport-issues-for-port-of-port

 

 

 

PEOPLE

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.

Read more here: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/state-lands-commissioner-peter-goldmark-wont-run-for-re-election/

 

 

TRADE

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.

Read more here: http://thelens.news/2016/04/06/tariff-equity-would-boost-states-economy/

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