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Feds Issue Emergency Order on Crude Oil Trains

Federal government issues emergency order requiring states be informed of oil train shipments

By JOAN LOWY

The Associated Press May 7, 2014 WASHINGTON The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.The emergency order requires that each railroad operating trains containing […]

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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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Proposed Shell/Equilon Oil Train Terminal, Anacortes

Tom Glade, President

Evergreen Islands, Anacortes, Wash.

PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINES (MONDAY IS PRESIDENTS DAY!):

BY HAND: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 3:30 PM BY MAIL (ANACORTES PO): SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 15, 1:30pm BY INTERNET: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:30PM BY FAX: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:30PM (FAX: 360-336-9416)

Since Skagit County’s environmental review is only about potential environmental impacts

that occur on Shell’s property, the environmental impacts of oil train disasters en route will not

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