JUNE 30, 2015

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Energy decisions loom over the Columbia RiverA proposal to build the nation’s largest oil-by-rail trans-loading terminal at the Port of Vancouver, was controversial from the moment it became public in 2013; the same year that saw a dramatic rise in oil train explosions across North America.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Senate votes to raise gas tax to fund long-delayed 167, bottleneck at JBLM; House vote planned TuesdaySupporters of a four-lane highway between Puyallup and the Port of Tacoma would finally get their wish if the state House follows the Senate in voting to raise the gas tax by 11.9 cents a gallon.

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