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4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

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NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

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NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

Read more
NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

Read more
NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

Read more
NPR Story
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

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

BNSF Railway, the second-largest freight network in the U.S., is at the center of the boom in crude by rail. The railroad touts its commitment to safety. Current and former workers question the safety culture on the ground.
Michael Werner

SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Curtis Rookaird thinks BNSF Railway fired him because he took the time to test his train’s brakes.

The rail yard in Blaine, Washington, was on heightened security that day, he remembers, because of the 2010 Winter Olympics underway just across border in Vancouver, B.C.

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NPR Story
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

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

BNSF Railway, the second-largest freight network in the U.S., is at the center of the boom in crude by rail. The railroad touts its commitment to safety. Current and former workers question the safety culture on the ground.
Michael Werner

SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Curtis Rookaird thinks BNSF Railway fired him because he took the time to test his train’s brakes.

The rail yard in Blaine, Washington, was on heightened security that day, he remembers, because of the 2010 Winter Olympics underway just across border in Vancouver, B.C.

Read more
NPR Story
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

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

BNSF Railway, the second-largest freight network in the U.S., is at the center of the boom in crude by rail. The railroad touts its commitment to safety. Current and former workers question the safety culture on the ground.
Michael Werner

SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Curtis Rookaird thinks BNSF Railway fired him because he took the time to test his train’s brakes.

The rail yard in Blaine, Washington, was on heightened security that day, he remembers, because of the 2010 Winter Olympics underway just across border in Vancouver, B.C.

Read more
NPR Story
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

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

BNSF Railway, the second-largest freight network in the U.S., is at the center of the boom in crude by rail. The railroad touts its commitment to safety. Current and former workers question the safety culture on the ground.
Michael Werner

SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Curtis Rookaird thinks BNSF Railway fired him because he took the time to test his train’s brakes.

The rail yard in Blaine, Washington, was on heightened security that day, he remembers, because of the 2010 Winter Olympics underway just across border in Vancouver, B.C.

Read more
NPR Story
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

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

BNSF Railway, the second-largest freight network in the U.S., is at the center of the boom in crude by rail. The railroad touts its commitment to safety. Current and former workers question the safety culture on the ground.
Michael Werner

SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Curtis Rookaird thinks BNSF Railway fired him because he took the time to test his train’s brakes.

The rail yard in Blaine, Washington, was on heightened security that day, he remembers, because of the 2010 Winter Olympics underway just across border in Vancouver, B.C.

Read more

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