Officials say oil train leaked as it crossed Washington state
The incident is currently under investigation, and official details may not be available to the public for about a month, said Jason Lewis, UTC transportation policy adviser.Read more here: Bellingham Herald
Neither the UTC or BNSF would comment on what might have caused the leaks, leaving that to be revealed by the investigation.
The cars involved were higher-standard CPC-1232 cars, which some oil companies have started using after several fiery derailments caused concerns about older DOT-111 rail cars, which have been found more likely to puncture or burst. The 1232 cars have thicker shells, head shields and improved fittings on top the car. All Bakken crude rolling through Washington is being transported in the newer cars, according to railroad officials.
GH Navigation Channel funded for deepening in 2015
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Inslee a student of California’s carbon-cap lessons
Fuel marketers are now required to pay a price for their carbon emissions. The cost has been passed on to drivers, adding in January about 10 cents to each gallon of gas.
Oil-industry representatives in California have spent years trying to block this program and have tried to stoke motorists’ anger over a “hidden tax” on fuels. But initial reaction to paying extra at the pump has been muted because gas prices are so low right now.
“Quite frankly, from a consumer standpoint, they are totally unaware of it,” said Tom Robinson, whose family business owns 34 Rotten Robbie stations in Northern California. “But the question is, what’s going to be the larger impact going forward? ”
The state’s plan also includes rules to lower emissions released during the production, refining and use of fuels, and increasing conservation and alternative energy use.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is looking to California as a model for his plan to reduce carbon emissions in this state.
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Remember how quickly after deciding against Coal Terminals, the Port pivoted and went with Crude Terminals?
The House just approved a bill that will speed up the approval process for fracked gas, also knows as liqufied natural gas (LNG), export facilities. The Senate is considering the same bill right now in committee, which would increase fracking and minimize the power of the people to stand up against these facilities.
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