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Seattle City Council Urges Gov To Stop Issuing Permits For Oil Trains

KPLU 88.5

March 10, 2014

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Seattle has joined Spokane and Bellingham in passing a resolution to restrict oil shipments by rail until further review.

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed the resolution co-sponsored by council member Mike O’Brien and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

File image Credit Matthew Brown / AP Photo

The resolution urges Gov. Jay Inslee and other state regulators to refrain from issuing permits for projects that would increase […]

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Port of Portland Says No Oil Train Projects Until Safety Concerns are Addressed

An aerial view of the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6, one of its four industrial marine terminals. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian) By Rob Davis | rdavis@oregonian.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on March 04, 2014 at 2:05 PM, updated March 04, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Though developers are interested in building crude oil rail terminals in Portland, the Port of Portland said Tuesday it wouldn’t allow any to go forward until oil train safety concerns […]

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