Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vancouver site zoned OK for oil terminal

Panel: Vancouver site zoned OK for oil terminal

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Panel: Vancouver site zoned OK for oil terminal
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A state panel reviewing a plan to build the Northwest's largest crude-by-rail terminal says the proposed site is properly zoned for the purpose.

The state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council said Tuesday that zoning at the Port of Vancouver site allows for an oil terminal.

Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies want to build a rail-and-river operation that could handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude oil per more here

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Safety stalls on the rails
Our opinion: The federal government is failing to assure safety as rail traffic surges. Nor is it willing to make the kind of investments in transportation infrastructure that helped build this nation. 

Few priorities are as fundamental to government as ensuring a safe and easy-to-access transportation system.

Yet a year after a crude oil-laden freight train crashed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people and flattening the town, the federal government is no closer to protecting neighborhoods and downtowns that, like Albany’s, are traversed by rail lines. Nor is the government maintaining the transportation infrastructure essential to the nation’s commerce......continued here

Canadian Pacific Freight Train Derails in Saskatchewan

CP Says 24 Railcars Derailed, Causing No Injuries or Leakage

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