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January 9, 2014

Port of Portland shelves expansion

PORTLAND (AP) — The Port of Portland won't press its plan to develop deep-water marine terminals on West Hayden Island in the Columbia River, Executive Director Bill Wyatt said Wednesday.

For now, the decision brings an end to plans for developing part of an area that environmentalists described as irreplaceable habitat, with wetland, grassland, forest, beaches and shallow-water salmon habitat, The Oregonian reported (http://bit.ly/JI69Nu ). Some residents of the island also opposed development.

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