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Trains full of North Dakota oil heading to PNW
Fuel Fix ^ | June 24, 2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/24/2013 5:03:13 AM PDT by thackney

Oil is bringing jobs and business opportunities to the Lower Columbia region but it also is raising fears that the river will become a fossil fuel highway, The Daily News of Longview reported in Sunday’s newspaper.

Last year, oil cars began leaving the Bakken shale region centered near Williston, N.D., en route 1,200 miles to Columbia County to be unloaded at Port Westward near Clatskanie.

Earlier this year, Tesoro proposed to build a $100 million terminal at the Port of Vancouver that would create 80 jobs. And similar proposals are being considered in Tacoma and Grays Harbor County. The oil would be loaded onto barges and sent to West Coast refineries.

While no plans to store or refine oil have emerged in Cowlitz County, area business leaders say they are keeping an eye out for clients who want to haul oil by train to the West Coast.

“We will develop those opportunities based on what is best for port growth and future job growth,” Lauri Nelson-Cooley, the Port of Longview’s manager of business development, wrote in an email last week.

Environmentalists — already spending time and money opposing proposed coal export docks in the Pacific Northwest — say they worry about oil polluting the Columbia River. One major spill could cost millions of dollars to clean up and damage drinking water and salmon habitats, they say.

(Excerpt) Read more at fuelfix.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Dakota; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bakken; energy; oil; trains
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1 posted on 06/24/2013 5:03:14 AM PDT by thackney
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To: thackney
but it also is raising fears that the river will become a fossil fuel highway

And how horrible that would be! Why, it might lead to the founding of towns and cities as many of our present population centers were originally river or overland trading stops.

Who writes this rubbish?

2 posted on 06/24/2013 5:23:38 AM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: thackney

The econuts are going to be upset!


3 posted on 06/24/2013 5:27:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: relictele

We could always leave them withouto heat


4 posted on 06/24/2013 5:30:24 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: thackney
Happening in spite of the Regime.

Imagine how it would be if we had an American President who supported this kind of thing instead of an occupation government.

5 posted on 06/24/2013 5:44:33 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: thackney

As long as they are traveling on Obama supporter Buffet’s rail cars, it’s fine and dandy. Wouldn’t want a pipeline built, though. Funny how all the big donors to the Democrats get policies passed to make them richer, isn’t it?


6 posted on 06/24/2013 5:50:34 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Gee, the highest tonnage of freight moved by railroads is/was coal. Bammy and the EPA are closing coal fired power plants. They need to move oil out of the Baaken field, so they use rail services. DARN, that supply and demand equation.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 5:51:55 AM PDT by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: YankeeReb

No, not happening inspite of the Regime. This is a part of their plan; they’re only against the pipeline. The railroads are owned by big obama funders like Warren Buffett. This is payoff to Warren and company.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 6:51:00 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: thackney

“Environmentalists — already spending time and money opposing proposed coal export docks in the Pacific Northwest — say they worry about oil polluting the Columbia River. One major spill could cost millions of dollars to clean up and damage drinking water and salmon habitats, they say.”

This is why pipelines are a much better/safer way to ship oil than on rail cars or ships. Yet, when anyone proposes a new pipeline, it is met with opposition too. Stupid is as stupid does.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Naw! Their good friend Warren Buffet’s railroad is making big money keeping the pipelines down.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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