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Oil train safety moved to “front-burner” after recent Columbia River accident

An oil train snaking its way through downtown Seattle
PHOTO CREDIT: Marcus R. Donner/Puget Sound Business Journal

– From Gov. Jay Inslee
“Stop Dangerous Oil Trains!

The oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge recently highlighted the tremendous dangers of transporting crude oil by rail. It’s a moment for action.

Our country needs stronger safety standards, and we can’t afford to wait until it’s too late to enact those standards. Will you sign my petition demanding stronger oil train safety standards today?
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– “Inslee meets with federal railroad authorities, calls for halt to Bakken crude oil trains until new safety measures enacted”
June 24, 2016 on the Governor’s media release.
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– “High-stakes battle over oil terminal unfolds in Northwest”
“Two companies proposing to build what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Washington see it as an opportunity to link domestic crude oil from the interior to a West Coast port, quoting the Associated Press, KING 5 TV News.
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Posted by Steve on June 29, 2016 at 7:16 am | Permalink

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