Archive for April 2, 2019

North Dakota may sue Washington over oil train safety bill

(Source: Associated Press, April 1, 2019)  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil regulator is planning to sue the state of Washington if it goes ahead with a proposal to reduce the volatility of Bakken crude oil transported by rail, saying it is not supported by science and would devalue the product. Full story: Tuesday, April…

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UP storing locomotives in Klamath Falls rail yard

(Source: Herald and News, April 1, 2019)  KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Drivers, crossing the South Sixth Street overpass to the Union Pacific rail yard, can’t help but notice the string of UP locomotives lined up end to end. There looks to be more than 30 locomotives — likely more — covering about 2 miles of…

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Millennium bulk terminal dealt another blow in federal lawsuit

(Source: The Daily News, April 2, 2019)  LONGVIEW, Wash. — In yet another blow to the proposed Longview coal export terminal, a federal judge Monday ruled that the state of Washington did not violate the foreign commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution when it denied Millennium Bulk Terminals a water quality permit. Full story: Tuesday,…

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