exports http://kplu.org en Expansion Of 13-Year-Old Oil Terminal Just Now Getting Environmental Review http://kplu.org/post/expansion-13-year-old-oil-terminal-just-now-getting-environmental-review <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160022871&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>An expansion of the Northwest’s largest oil terminal will be the subject of a public hearing before the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Army Corps of Engineers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Portals/27/docs/regulatory/publicnotices/2014%20PNs/Special%20Public%20Notice%20BP%20Cherry%20Point%20(3).pdf" target="_blank">Thursday evening in Seattle</a>.&nbsp;Environmentalists</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are calling for limits on oil tanker traffic at BP’s docks at Cherry Point, north of Bellingham.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Environmental impact statements are usually heard before a project is built. But in an unusual twist, this hearing concerns a facility that’s been up and running for 13 years.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17854 at http://kplu.org Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns http://kplu.org/post/update-potential-longshoremen-strike-temporarily-averted-easing-farmers-concerns <p><em><strong>Update: </strong></em>A potential strike by longshoremen in the Pacific Northwest has been temporarily averted, according to a spokesman for the grain terminal operators.&nbsp; The terminal operators have been trying to reach a new contract with longshoremen at six ports in Washington and Oregon.</p><p>Pat McCormick of the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers' Association, which represents the terminal operators, says the two sides have agreed to continue talks into mid-October even though the contract expires this Sunday.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:11:15 +0000 Ashley Gross 6530 at http://kplu.org Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns New Export-Import Bank office in Seattle targets small businesses http://kplu.org/post/new-export-import-bank-office-seattle-targets-small-businesses <p>Mastering the export business can be tough – especially for a small company. Now there’s a new push to help local entrepreneurs sell more stuff overseas.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:12:42 +0000 Ashley Gross 6041 at http://kplu.org Puget Sound economy bouncing back faster than the U.S. http://kplu.org/post/puget-sound-economy-bouncing-back-faster-us <p>There have been a few glimmers of hope lately for the U.S. economy, such as a better-than-expected jobs report. But local economist Dick Conway&nbsp; says there&rsquo;s even more reason for optimism for the Puget Sound region.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 5933 at http://kplu.org