Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Recent Derailment Speed and GH Port Commissioner Candidate Q & A

Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

July 20, 2015| Fox News| BILLINGS, Mont. – A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within recommended speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident’s cause.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with crude from North Dakota was traveling 44 miles per hour before Thursday’s wreck, U.S. Federal Railroad Administration spokesman Matthew Lehner said.

[Read the entire article here.]

Aberdeen -- A Q & A session with candidates for the Port of Grays Harbor Dist. 3 Commissioner’s race, sponsored by the Grays Harbor Coalition for Infrastructure, will be held at 6:00 p.m. July 23rd at the Furford Gathering Center(behind former Baskin Robins), 104 S Chehalis St., Aberdeen.
Come and hear the views from the candidates.  Incumbent Commissioner Stan Pinnick of Hoquiam faces challengers Jackie Farra, Ocean Shores City Councilwoman, and Richard Sinclair for the six-year, non-partisan post.  Sinclair is not confirmed at this time.
The public is respectfully invited to come and participate. For more information call 360-580-8564.

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