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first_imgWednesday’s Coast Guard meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.CRC reaches mitigation deal with two manufacturersThe federal agency that essentially holds veto power over the Columbia River Crossing opened its ear to Portland and Vancouver residents Tuesday, and most who spoke called for a rejection of the controversial megaproject.In the first of two hearings hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard, much of the testimony focused on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement’s planned 116-foot bridge height, a clearance more than 60 feet lower than the existing twin drawbridges allow over the Columbia River. The $3.4 billion project would permanently limit navigation on the river, and limit future development and commerce upstream of the new span, opponents said.The CRC as planned “literally cuts this river in half,” said William “Chris” Girard, president of Plaid Pantry convenience stores and a CRC critic.The Coast Guard is mulling whether to approve a crucial bridge permit the CRC must have to move forward. The project filed its bridge permit application in January. Told by the Coast Guard that they hadn’t submitted enough information, CRC officials sent additional documents in April.Coast Guard officials have said their job is to protect the “reasonable needs” of navigation on the Columbia River. The agency is aiming to make its decision on the CRC by Sept. 30.last_img read more

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