Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
By Kimberly Cauvel | Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:30 pm
A train pulls tanks of crude oil toward the refineries in Anacortes in August.
Traffic is blocked at three major intersections in Mount Vernon, and a fire is burning downtown.
Mount Vernon and Burlington fire trucks and ambulances dispatched to the scene determine alternate routes because a 100-car oil train is blocking crossings at [...]
Continue reading Oil Trains Coming: Local Officials Prepare for the Worst
Posted December 11th, 2013 ‘Fish consumption’ issue could mean $200-a-month sewer bills — business, local-government organizations sound alarm as Ecology seeks standards no one can meet.
By Erik Smith Washington State Wire
Boise Cascade’s Wallula mill: Pulp and paper industry would be sharply affected.
OLYMPIA, Dec. 10.—$200-a-month sewer bills, anyone? Business and local governments are sounding a new warning about a Department of Ecology plan to impose water-quality standards so tough no one can [...]
Continue reading Study: New Water Quality Standards Would Cost Billions, Produce Little Benefit