NOVEMBER 24, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Pasco, Connell hope to draw in milk processorPort of Pasco and city of Connell officials want to use Franklin County dairies to attract a milk processing company to the Connell Industrial Area east of Highway 395.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

State agency could take over review of Grays Harbor oil terminal proposalsThe Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council voted unanimously Friday, with one abstention, to launch proceedings over whether it should assume control over the fate of the proposed Westway and Imperium oil terminals.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Proposed oil terminal would be biggest in volumeVancouver Energy’s oil-by-rail capacity would be tops in U.S., analysis shows.

 

RAIL 

BNSF agrees to lease storage yard at Port of Kalama The Port of Kalama has reached an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad to lease an area for a “laydown yard” along the Kalama River near Hendrickson Drive.

 

TRADE 

Gateway Pacific Terminal: Pro: economic benefits, export growth potential outweighs traffic concernsOur state is driven by exports. In fact, four out of 10 of us owe our livelihoods to international trade. 

Collateral damage mounting from slowed activity at West Coast portsContainerized exports and imports alike have been reduced to a trickle.

 

UNIONS 

Seattle, Tacoma ports urge PMA-ILWU mediationThe CEOs of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma have urged President Obama to assign a federal monitor to help settle a West Coast longshoremen’s contract dispute that the port officials said is having a “crippling effect” on commerce.

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