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Judge Rules in Favor of Vancouver Port on Oil Terminal Lease

July 24, 2015

Clark County Judge David Gregerson ruled Friday that port leaders in Vancouver, Washington didn’t violate state laws in 2013 when they negotiated a lease for an oil terminal.

The lease between Tesoro-Savage companies and the port remains in place. If built, the terminal project could ship 360,000 barrels of oil daily from the port to refineries along the West Coast.

“It’s not lost on the court that this is a very significant decision for the community in many, many regards,” Gregerson said when issuing his ruling from the bench.

The plaintiffs had alleged that the Port of Vancouver violated state public meeting laws when negotiating a lease for the oil terminal.

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