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Washington Supreme Court Orders Environmental Review For Coastal Oil Terminals

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that two proposed oil and gas terminal projects in Grays Harbor cannot go forward without further environmental review.

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Washington AG Voices Opposition Over Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | July 29, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington’s Attorney General said Friday that he is opposed to a proposal for the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Wash.

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Trial-Like Portion Of Vancouver Oil Terminal Review Ends Friday With Public Hearing

OPB | July 28, 2016 10:56 a.m.

For the last five weeks, Washington’s energy council has conducted a trial like review of the Vancouver Energy Project.

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New Report: Union Pacific Failed To Maintain Track, Resulting In Oil Train Derailment

OPB | June 23, 2016 8 a.m.

The Federal Railroad Administration said Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment caused this month’s oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Union Pacific To Restart Running Oil Trains Through Columbia Gorge

OPB | June 22, 2016 7:56 a.m.

Union Pacific officials say they plan to resume sending crude oil through the Columbia River Gorge. Last week, transportation officials in Oregon called for a moratorium on crude oil moving through the state.

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Feds Allow Shell To Drill For Oil in Arctic Ocean

AP | Aug. 17, 2015 12:13 p.m. | Anchorage, Alaska

The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

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Bill Passed By Senate Panel Would Open More Of Arctic For Crude Oil Exploration

AP | July 30, 2015 3:18 p.m. | Washington

A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration.

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Port Of Seattle Unswayed In Decision To Host Shell's Arctic Drilling Fleet

KUOW | March 11, 2015 9:45 a.m.

Environmentalists are suing, the mayor and city council have launched an investigation, and angry protesters packed the Port Commissioners' meeting, but the Port of Seattle is standing strong in its decision to host Shell Oil. 

Energy | Environment

More Oil Trains Could Roll Through Puget Sound To Shell Refinery

KUOW | Jan. 29, 2015 3:15 p.m.

Shell Oil wants to build more tracks at its refinery in Anacortes, Washington, to receive oil by rail. At a packed hearing in Skagit County on Thursday, more than 100 people turned up to comment on the proposal.

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As Pipelines Fill Up, More Oil Travels – And Spills – By Rail

Ecotrope | July 19, 2013 10:28 a.m.

The U.S. is producing more oil than it has the pipelines to transport. That means more oil is traveling – and spilling – by rail.