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Northwest emergency responders have complained about receiving little information about oil train movement through their community. They’re about to get even less.
News | Environment | Transportation | EnergyMay 1, 2015 7:45 p.m.
Oil trains are getting stronger tank cars, better brakes, slower speed limits and possibly new routes. Many in the Northwest say that’s still not enough.
News | Environment | Transportation | EnergyApril 30, 2015 9:45 p.m.
Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined four other Democrats introducing a bill that would impose a surcharge for railroads when they use flawed and puncture-prone tank cars to haul volatile crude oil.
Three Northwest environmental groups are among those suing the Obama Administration over its new safety rules for oil trains.
Environmental groups filed a petition with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in October asking the agency to reconsider its air quality permit for an oil train terminal on the Columbia River. This week the agency denied the petition.
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Top Stories: PDX Trains For Potential Ebola Passenger, Wolves Could Be Killed After Livestock AttacksOct. 2, 2014 2:05 p.m.
Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 2: Portland International Airport fire crews are training to recognize Ebola, BLM can't account for all of its firefighting equipment or spending, wolves near Meacham could be killed for preying on livestock in the area, and more.
If train shipments of coal and oil keep increasing, many communities across the country could feel the congestion.
Protesters have set up a human-occupied tripod over tracks along a route that follows the Columbia River to a train-to-barge crude oil facility near Clatskanie, Oregon.
Trains carrying mass loads of heavy crude oil from Canada’s tar sands have begun moving through the Northwest, creating the potential for an oil spill in parts of Oregon and Washington.
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Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution.
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and Susan Hassler, Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Spectrum Magazine, are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Rice Univ., and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future.
Could a robot do your job? What kinds of jobs will be available 50 years from now? What does the office of the future look like, and sound like? What kind of training will you need for jobs in the future? How will technology affect hiring practices?
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