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Inland NW needs more spill response capacity for oil trains

(Source: Northwest Public Radio, September 26, 2013)

PULLMAN, Wash. — The rapid rise in crude oil shipping by rail means Northwest states need to bulk up their oil spill response capacity. That's according to members of a task force of Pacific states and British Columbia which met in Seattle Wednesday. Environmental regulators heard from BNSF Railway that mile-long crude oil trains from North Dakota could cross the Northwest around five times a day in coming years.

Full story and audio: Northwest Public Radio

Friday, September 27, 2013

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