Vancouver oil terminal necessary to state, U.S. energy needs

The Mosier, Oregon, train derailment is not, as some opponents argue, a reason to reject smart investments in our regional energy infrastructure.

Yes, every effort should be made to repair the damage caused by the spill, allow Mosier residents to return to their normal lives, determine what happened, and identify lessons that can be applied to enhance the safety of future train shipments. However, we must also keep the big picture in mind.