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The Bakken Oil Trains are Coming . . . IS SKAGIT READY?

Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.

Bakken crude oil deliveries raise safety questions

By Daniel DeMay | Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:40 pm

An oil tanker train sits on the rail line that parallels Highway 20 west of Burlington in this photo taken in November 2013. Scott Terrell / Skagit Valley Herald

OLYMPIA [Wash.] — The issue of shipping oil by rail has gone from the background to the front burner almost overnight.

There are no […]

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Concrete, Wash., Turns Down Bottler’s Request to Buy Town’s Water

By Kimberly Cauvel | Jan. 28, 2014

CONCRETE — The town decided Monday to turn down Niagara Bottling’s interest in purchasing its pristine water, partly to protect the town’s ongoing relationship with another bottling company and partly because of a lack of detail in Niagara’s request.

An LTI Inc. driver fills two trailers with water from the town’s well in April 2011. LTI transports the water to Advanced H20 in Burlington for bottling. […]

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