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Port of Vancouver’s Shuck leaving for oilfield services job

The Port of Vancouver manager who spearheaded efforts to drum up new business in North Dakota, including a controversial proposal to haul Bakken crude to Vancouver by rail, has left the port to take a job with an oilfield services company in that state’s city of Williston.

In his recent work for the port, Shuck had been spending two weeks per month in the Williston area as part of the port’s opening of a field office there to generate more business.

During a commission meeting in July 2013, Shuck spoke of economic benefits and of safety when he helped broadly outline a proposal to approve a lease with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build an oil-by-rail transfer terminal. The meeting room overflowed with opponents who spelled out multiple concerns, including a deadly oil-train derailment in Canada, crude spills, noxious new air emissions and global warming.

More at The Columbian

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