OCTOBER 13, 2015

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Corps, state to review permits for Kalama methanol plant

By Andre Stepankowsky, October 12, 2015, The Daily News

Federal and state regulators are asking for public comment on the first major permits requested for the $1.8 billion methanol manufacturing plant a China-backed company wants to build at the Port of Kalama.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering a clean water permit for the plant, which will be located along the Columbia River.

Read more: http://tdn.com/news/local/corps-state-to-review-permits-for-kalama-methanol-plant/article_51c8dd0f-3dbf-5fad-b4c7-905c3330545e.html

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Shell’s Oil Rigs Leave The Arctic — And Will Skip Seattle

By John Ryan, October 13, 2015, KUOW

Shell’s two Arctic oil rigs pulled into Unalaska’s Dutch Harbor on Sunday, some 1,100 miles south of the company’s drilling site in the Chukchi Sea.

While Shell spokeswoman Megan Baldino said the rigs’ final destinations are still being determined, they will not be returning to Seattle.

While Shell no longer faces legal obstacles to bringing its rigs to Seattle, the company is sending them to other ports in Washington state. The Noble Discoverer is headed to the Port of Everett to offload equipment and supplies. Baldino said the Polar Pioneer, towed by the Ocean Wind and Ocean Wave tugboats, will head to the Port of Port Angeles.

Read more: http://kuow.org/post/shells-oil-rigs-leave-arctic-and-will-skip-seattle

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