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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Vancouver oil terminal faces more controversy following export legalization

From Maritime Executive:

The Port of Vancouver, Washington is no stranger to controversy over its proposed oil terminal. But the intensity of opposition has increased sharply since a recent repeal of the federal ban on crude exports. Activists suggest that the terminal’s rail shipments are too risky, and that the repeal will mean even more […]

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Multnomah County, Portland to consider fossil fuel divestment policies

Earlier this year, ILWU Local 8 worked with local activists to stop a rail-clogging coal export facility from being built at the Port of Portland. They thanked the Mayor for withdrawing his support for the ill advised project. The local opposition to coal is now moving to divestments of public money and retirement funds.

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Portland City Council sets public hearing on proposed propane export terminal in North Portland

Posters have appeared around Portland spoofing Charlie Hales’ campaign materials. Hales ran as an environmentalist and is pushing for massing propane exports that would clog existing rail lines. ILWU Local 8 is actively opposing the project.

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing June 10 on a proposed zoning amendment that would allow […]

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Port of Portland Withdraws West Hayden Island Annexation Proposal

From a Port of Portland news release:

A lengthy and complex process to annex West Hayden Island for a future marine terminal, habitat preservation and recreational amenities came to an end this week when the Port briefed its Commission and informed Portland Mayor Charlie Hales that it is formally withdrawing its consent to annex the […]

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