Hundreds protest Columbia fuel terminals

Hundreds protest Columbia fuel terminals

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by Associated Press and KGW staff

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Posted on July 29, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 5:48 AM

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered on the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon on Saturday to protest plans to build fossil fuel terminals nearby.

The event follows a decision this past week by the Port of Vancouver to approve an oil terminal accepting about 380,000 barrels a day. The groups that organized the protest, Portland Rising Tide and 350.org, said they will do whatever they can to prevent the terminal from being built.

More: Port of Vancouver approves crude oil terminal

As part of the protest, people from across the Pacific Northwest gathered on the river in kayaks and canoes. They formed a symbolic river blockade to demonstrate regional opposition to proposals to move oil, coal and natural gas along the Columbia River.

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