Wednesday Jul 23
What Obama administration's oil train safety plan means for Oregon, Washington
An oil train parked at a terminal near Clatskanie. The federal government on Wednesday proposed tighter safety standards for the tank cars that move oil throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Everything you need to know about oil trains in Oregon, Washington
A few years ago, trains hauled almost no oil in the United States. But a massive oil boom in North Dakota has pushed an unprecedented amount of crude into the country's rail system.
Oregon fire marshal delays posting oil train reports online, has no timetable
An oil train parked at a terminal near Clatskanie. The route from Portland to the terminal is the most heavily traveled in Oregon.
Oil Train Records Show What Oregon Tried to Hide
When Oregon officials at last released oil train routing information after a month-long public records battle, they still decided to redact some information.
Oil train records show what Oregon tried to hide
But officials in neighboring Washington state had no such qualms. The Oregonian reports that Oregon officials made at least four redactions when the information was available in Washington records, including the source of the oil and who shipped it.
Oregon's cost to disclose oil train routes? $218.75. In Washington: Free
An oil train parked at a terminal near Clatskanie. The state has delayed releasing information about oil train routes.
Global Partners' oil train terminal near Clatskanie sued over Clean Air Act permitting
Environmental groups allege in a lawsuit that Global Partners' oil train terminal near Clatskanie skirted permitting requirements in the federal Clean Air Act.