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Judge sides with port in environmental policy suit

A ruling on Friday from the Clark County Superior Court will allow the proposed oil export terminal at the Port of Vancouver to move forward in its environmental review process.

Judge David E. Gregerson today ruled that the port did not violate the state’s Environmental Policy Act when it approved a 42-acre lease for the Tesoro-Savage project, as alleged by a number of environmental organizations. The judge also ruled against the plaintiffs’ request for injunctive relief.

While the project is able to move forward, Judge Gregerson did grant the plaintiffs’ request for limited discovery regarding their claim that the port violated the Open Public Meetings Act on July 22nd. This allows the plaintiffs to pursue additional evidence.

More at the Vancouver Business Journal

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