Skip to comments.Trains full of North Dakota oil heading to PNW
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 Sundays 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 Longviews 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.
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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?
The econuts are going to be upset!
We could always leave them withouto heat
Imagine how it would be if we had an American President who supported this kind of thing instead of an occupation government.
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?
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.
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.
“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.
Naw! Their good friend Warren Buffet’s railroad is making big money keeping the pipelines down.