VANCOUVER -- A group called Portland Rising Tide was holding a demonstration outside the Port of Vancouver Monday morning to protest a proposed oil terminal there.
Port commissioners last month approved a joint lease agreement with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build a $110 million railway terminal that would handle up to 380,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
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A week later, hundreds of people showed up at a public meeting to weigh in on the terminal. Proponents have said the project will generate jobs. Critics worry about potential oil spills on and near the Columbia River.
On Monday morning, an estimated 60 people protested at the port, blocking some trucks from going in and out.
Good morning Port of Vancouver, the group said in a statement on Facebook. If you can't keep your grain terminal safe for workers, how can you make an oil terminal safe? You can't, so this morning Rising Tide is shutting you down!
There were no reports of arrests or violent confrontations early Monday morning.