Posts tagged ‘Oil Terminal’

May 1, 2016

Lazy C Didn’t Always View Public Comment So Sacred

by lewwaters

City Council & Debbie PetersonThe local “newspaper of record,” the Columbian, or as this blog has long referred to them, the Lazy C for their lack of interest in shining light on Democrats, posted a column today, Sunday May 1, 2016 decrying efforts by Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver to bypass public comments recently pertaining to the proposed Oil Terminal.

Oliver gave as his reason, “They don’t come down to talk. They come down to protest.”

This seems to have raised the ire of the Lazy C editorial staff that opposes the terminal as the state in their Sunday column, “Attempting to stifle public comment no way to mitigate oil terminal concerns.”

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March 4, 2016

Yes, We Can Coexist With an Oil Terminal

by lewwaters

Oil Can Dollar Sign 1Bomb Trains, Toxic Air, Pollution, Destroying the Environment, Derailment, Fire, Earthquake, we have all been subjected to a steady campaign of fearmongering, followed by boastful claims of how environmental activists have managed to stop job growth for the middle class by successfully convincing cities to not allow terminals that have to do with oil, gas, methanol or pretty much any sort of fuel.

They love to boast of cities in other countries that are “green” and thriving economically.

Our own local envirowacko, Don Charles Steinke can be seen spamming comments under every article pertaining to our own proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver by the Lazy C.

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February 29, 2016

Tax Increases, Affordable Housing, What About Jobs?

by lewwaters

Ho Bo 2We all realize there is a homeless population in our community. A population that for any number of reasons, seems to have grown over the last couple years. Along with that growth comes the problem of how do we deal with them.

Once was the time they were referred to as bums, ho bo’s, vagrants, derelicts, tramps and such and communities did their best to usher them away. A kinder term from years ago was a drifter. From what I have read it seemed to peak during the years of the Great Depression, but has been around for all time.

But times have changed and now they are seen as “homeless,” people simply down on their luck, pushed out of jobs by greedy corporations, landlords or just the economic times as we continue struggling to climb out of the Great Recession that started about 9 years ago.

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August 20, 2015

Let’s Stop the BS on the Oil Terminal

by lewwaters

Disclaimer: I am not in the employ of anyone associated with nor have I ever received any support in any form, monetary or otherwise from anybody even remotely associated with the proposed Oil Terminal under consideration at the Port of Vancouver.

Oil, LibertyThere has been a lot of fearmongering going on by those who absolutely hate petroleum, even though they depend on it daily for their own lifestyles. We hear of plummeting property values, bomb trains, blast zones and more as they attempt to instill fear in citizens to block the proposed Oil Terminal.

While there are always inherent dangers in every walk of life, much of what the oil haters are spewing is pure bovine scatology.

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May 9, 2015

An Oil Terminal, Jobs and Opposing Activism

by lewwaters

Meet Don Charles Steinke, well known in Clark County as an anti-fossil fuel activist. Don is sincere in his activism and is well spoken and well versed in his one point of view.

First, my apologies to Don for singling him out, but I also know he has been chomping at the bit for a chance to spread his message here. A message I personally feel is somewhat misguided.

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March 26, 2015

Dalesandro Announces Candidacy for Port Commissioner

by lewwaters

FWIW, I neither support nor oppose candidates this election. I defer all such actions to the self proclaimed better than me’s from the RPCCGOP.

Received in email this afternoon from Scott Dalesandro announcing his run for Vancouver Port Commissioner District 2

March 26, 2015

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

DALESANDRO ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR PORT COMMISSION

Scott Dalesandro announces his candidacy for the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners, District 2. “The danger from oil trains is a real and serious situation for our community. We can do better. The Port is a strong economic engine that can bring good jobs to the region.” Dalesandro has over 40 years of logistics and transportation management experience and has closely followed Port operations for many years. “Now more than ever we need a voice on the board that has practical, industry-specific experience. If elected, I will work with my fellow commissioners and our community to ensure the Port operates safely, effectively, and with transparency.”

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June 7, 2014

Oh, the Irony

by lewwaters

I watched the recent elongated Vancouver City Council meeting where the main subject was the resolutions against the Tesoro/Savage Oil Terminal at our Port. Around 10:30 or so, the following public service announcement floored me, considering that hundreds of people that literally hate fossil fuel, or so they claim, showed up to express their opposition.

Ironic? Or just every day, common hypocrites?

They have jobs so they can buy gasoline to drive down to a meeting to protest and oppose you having a job as part of the chain providing that gasoline they buy.

“CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition.”

March 26, 2014

Might Today’s City Council and Progressives Caused World War Two to be Lost?

by lewwaters

Kaiser 2Listening to the rhetoric coming from the far leftists demanding the proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver to be scrapped, the ominous feeling came over me that if these people, including the four and possibly more current Vancouver City Council Members who have said they oppose it, were around in the 1940’s, World War Two might have been lost.

It is not as much of a stretch as it may sound. Much of their expressed opposition centers around the assumption of a pristine river and river front, fears of pollution to the river and the soil, assumed dangers of the product to workers and those living near the port and more.

In my estimation, fears raised and blown out of proportion to promote their BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything thanks John Laird) attitude to force the world to conform to their views.

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January 1, 2014

Train Derailment and Knee-Jerk Responses

by lewwaters

Oil Train FireIn spite of the cries over extended unemployment benefits being ended in Clark County, indicating the job situation might not be near as rosy as we are led to believe, there are those who would still hype the recent train derailment in North Dakota to use against job creation at the Port.

Let there be no mistake, I do not make light of the accident and in spite of the dangers such a derailment and fire posed for the small town of Casselton, seeing the towns people evacuated and subsequently returning in a short period, the lack of injury is noticeable.

As we saw in Canada, it could have been much worse.

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