Washington state city orders environmental review of oil-by-rail terminal – The City of Vancouver, Washington, on Friday said it will conduct a thorough environmental review of NuStar Energy LP’s proposal to convert a bulk terminal into a facility capable of receiving crude oil by rail.
Climate Group Launches Initiative For A Carbon Tax In Washington – The circulation of petitions to put Initiative 732 on the 2016 ballot signals a new strategy that may come into play if Gov. Jay Inslee and fellow Democrats in the Legislature are unable to pass their own carbon cap-and-trade proposal.
Protesters board Shell oil rig headed to Seattle – Six Greenpeace activists on Monday morning made a high-seas boarding of the Polar Pioneer drilling rig, which is being transported to Seattle in preparation for Shell’s summer exploration season off Alaska’s North Slope.
Traffic on I-5, I-205 bridges increasing – Officials: At or near record levels, vehicle counts likely to keep rising.