Washington's Court of Appeals has ruled that the Port of Vancouver's lease for the Vancouver Energy terminal meets state regulations.
The Port claimed a win over Columbia Riverkeeper and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, which had sought a ruling that the $210 million project doesn't comply with the State Environmental Policy Act.
"This is yet another ruling in the port's favor that reaffirms our commitment to responsible development and thorough environmental review," said Port CEO Todd Coleman in a release. "We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with all interested parties as the Vancouver Energy project goes through the (environmental review) process."
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This article was originally published by the Portland Business Journal on August 27, 2015.