FEBRUARY 19, 2014

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Port Angeles negotiating with mystery candidate for executive director spotNegotiations are progressing quickly between Port of Port Angeles attorney Simon Barnhart and a mystery candidate for executive director.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Army Corps plans narrow review of proposed coal terminalThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Tuesday to perform a narrow environmental review of a proposed terminal on the Columbia River that would ship millions of tons of coal to Asia. 

Oil-train safety emerges as hot environmental issue in OlympiaWashington state Democrats and Republicans are pushing different proposals on how to respond to statistics showing that more oil spilled in the United States last year than in the 37 previous years combined.

 

 

LAND USE 

Port’s negotiation with Irish developer may face critics At today’s Port of Bellingham commission meeting, commissioners will be asked to approve the start of negotiations with Harcourt Developments Limited, a Dublin-based firm best known for a huge Belfast project that includes a Titanic museum on the site of a shipyard where the ill-fated ocean liner was built.

 

 

RAIL 

Oil train safety: Political wreck ahead?Republicans and Democrats appear to be at odds over how to protect people and the environment from increased oil shipments.

 

 

TRADE 

Big ship gets a warm welcome at Port of OlympiaOn its first visit, Macaw Arrow carries tons of ‘fracking sands’ bound for oil fields.

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