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New Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Fires

Regulators say new safety rules should be adopted to replace DOT-111 train cars, which are prone to puncture during derailments.

by Tony Schick

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year.

Crew Fatigue Persists As Oil By Rail Increases Risks

July 22, 2014 | by Tony Schick

One-Man Train Crews Could Soon Operate In Northwest

July 18, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms

July 17, 2014 | by Anna King

Groups Seek Ban Of Older Oil Train Tankers

July 15, 2014 | by AP

Influence Game: Shaping Railroad Safety Rules

July 14, 2014 | by AP

Pipeline Infrastructure Struggles To Keep Up With Oil And Gas Boom

July 14, 2014 | by Stephanie Joyce

Sightline Institute Authors Report Questioning Tesoro’s Track Record

July 11, 2014 | by Tony Schick

New Polling Shows Support In Northwest For Limits On Greenhouse Gas Emissions

July 10, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Tribes: Fishing Rights Not For Sale

July 10, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Poll: Most Northwest Residents Support Oil Trains But Don’t Know Much About The Issue

July 9, 2014 | by Tony Schick, Cassandra Profita

Poll: More Northwest Residents Support Coal Export

July 7, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

3 Oil Trains Travel Through Oregon Each Week

July 3, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

A Northwest Utility Steps Back From Coal, Pivots To Natural Gas

July 3, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

July 2, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Rail Workers Raise Doubts About Safety Culture As Oil Trains Roll On

July 2, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn, Tony Schick

Appeals Board Finds Bias, Orders County To Re-Vote On LNG Pipeline

June 27, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

More Than 15 Oil Trains Per Week Travel Through Washington

June 24, 2014 | by Tony Schick

BNSF Won’t Seek Injunction To Stop Release Of Oil Train Info In Washington

June 23, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Federal Salmon Plan Heads Back To The Courtroom

June 17, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Washington State, Energy Department Continue Talks Over Hanford Tank Cleanup

June 17, 2014 | by Anna King

Controversial Crude Oil And Coal Export Dock In Line For Oregon Subsidies

June 11, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

How Crowdfunding May Help Build Solar Roadways

June 11, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Under New EPA Rules, Washington To Face Deepest Mandatory Cuts In CO2 Emissions

June 11, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Oregon Senators Ask Transportation Safety Board To Evaluate Emergency Order On Oil Trains

June 11, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Northwest States Tread Lightly With Oil Train Route Disclosures

June 10, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Power Company Begins Building Natural Gas Plant In E. Ore.

June 9, 2014 | by AP

Railroads Seek To Limit Public Info On Oil Trains

June 5, 2014 | by AP

Regulators Discuss The Future Of Coal-Fired Power In The West

June 4, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Wyoming Governor Visits Washington To Promote Coal Exports

June 3, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Senate Panel Questions Ecology On Review Of Coal Terminal

by Ashley Ahearn

The Washington Legislature returned to Olympia this week, presenting the first opportunity for lawmakers to hold hearings on the Department of Ecology's decision last year to consider the climate-change footprint of exporting Wyoming and Montana coal to be burned in Asia.

Northwest Officials Receive Little Information On Oil-By-Rail Shipments

by Ashley Ahearn, Tony Schick

Northwesterners are paying attention to the fiery derailments hitting other parts of North America where the oil-by-rail boom is underway. State regulators here say they need more disclosure from railroad and oil companies to prepare for such oil-train mishaps.

EPA Proposes Standards For Cleaner Burning Wood Stoves

by Amelia Templeton

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for wood stoves that would require manufacturers to build stoves that emit less soot and smoke.

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