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Groups seek closer review of Whatcom County rail shipments of crude oil

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January 30, 2014 |  The News Tribune | As concerns grow about rail shipments of crude oil, Bellingham City Council and Whatcom County Council have passed resolutions calling for better federal regulations, and environmental groups have made a perhaps belated request for more scrutiny at the county level.

BP Cherry Point Refinery got its first trainload of North Dakota crude oil on Dec. 26, and has received several shipments since then, using the BNSF rail line through Bellingham and Ferndale. To the south, the smaller Phillips 66 refinery has broken ground for its own rail terminal.

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