SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Feds to write separate review for proposed Longview coal dockWashington state’s decision to include greenhouse gas emissions and train traffic concerns in the review of a proposed coal terminal near the Canadian border has caused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a separate, federal review of a coal export dock in southwest Washington.

 

LAND USE 

Court rules against longshore union in Sonics arena caseUpdate on the issue.

 

MISC 

Port of Port Townsend set to move into new buildingA newly constructed administration building will allow the Port of Port Townsend to become more efficient once it moves in Sept. 16, according to the port’s executive director.

 

RAIL 

Targa backs out of Port of Tacoma oil terminal projectTarga Sound Terminal’s plans to build a $150 million bulk liquids distribution facility at the Port of Tacoma died Friday.

 

TRADE 

Peter Callaghan: Port-related fee proposal puts costs where they belongThe Cantwell-Murray plan would charge the same fee whether a container arrives at the ports or crosses the Canadian or Mexican borders by rail or truck.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Transportation special session has tough road aheadGov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to convene a special session of the Legislature this fall to pass a 10-year transportation revenue package is a good idea most likely to fail. 

Editorial: Roads plan could be sellable with hurdle goneIt was disappointing when the Legislature ditched a transportation package after completing its regular session and one double-overtime. But there’s still hope that a plan can be cobbled together for much-needed improvements.

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