“Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes,
have been stopping one project after another.” Photo by Joel Rogers/Getty Images.
– UPDATE: January 30, 2018
“Inslee rejects permit for oil terminal in Washington”
“Governor Jay Inslee said he did not think evidence showed the project met the broad public interest standard.”
By the Associated Press, via KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
– Editor’s Note:
Washingtonians do not want oil-by-rail in our ports and now, led by Gov. Inslee, have requested our state be exempted from the Trump Administration’s plans to open our coastal waters to offshore drilling.
– “How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects”
“Last week [early Dec. 2017], a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.”
“The state agency in charge of reviewing the application voted unanimously to oppose the terminal—a vote that could spell the end of the project.
First proposed in 2013 by Vancouver Energy, the terminal would have been built along the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington; 360,000 barrels of oil a day were to be brought by rail and then loaded on ships for transport to West Coast refineries. But the project quickly ran into local opposition,” by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine.
– “World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas extraction”
“Bank announces in Paris it ‘will no longer finance upstream oil and gas’ after 2019 in response to threat posed by climate change”
“The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas extraction within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change,” by Larry Elliott Economics editor, UK’s The Guardian.
– “Inslee’s State of the State calls for action this session to act on climate and grow our clean energy economy”
“Following the Legislature’s successes tackling transportation and education, Inslee says it’s now time to turn attention to acting on carbon pollution”
“Gov. Jay Inslee today [Jan 9th] delivered his 2018 State of the State address, a speech that highlighted Washington’s strong economy and best-in-the-nation business climate saying ‘our economy is strong, our future is bright, but there are always new heights to reach, new challenges to overcome and persistent wrongs to right,'” from the Washington State Governor’s Office.
Blogger Klein is a contributor to Gov. Jay Inslee’s support group.