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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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