Matt Hepne with the North Central Washington Labor Council Executive Director of the Certified Electrical Workers of Washington is my guest.
Talking Points and Messaging
Top line Messages
Vancouver Energy is a vital project for the State of Washington and the United States.
It promotes U.S. energy independence with infrastructure needed to supply West Coast refineries with North American crude oil. The project has the potential to displace 30 percent of foreign imported crude oil currently coming into West Coast refineries.
Vancouver Energy will provide family-wage jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefit to our community, our state and the Northwest over the life of the project.
Jobs now. Vancouver Energy is going through the rigorous EFSEC process. While necessary, it’s painfully slow. We need to keep the EFSEC process moving.
No reasonable alternative – “The comprehensive view of alternatives did not identify any alternatives that were found to be reasonable alternatives to the Proposed Action. No alternatives were found to clearly show a lower environmental cost or decreased level of environmental degradation than the Proposed Action.”
Current demand would continue – “Under the No Action Alternative, the current demand by West Coast refineries for mid-continent North American crude oil would continue. The demand would require continued transport of crude oil by existing transportation modes (including pipelines, tanker trucks and rail)…”
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