Archive for January, 2018

Washington Governor Inslee Rejects Major Oil-by-Rail Project

Washington Governor Inslee Rejects Major Oil-by-Rail Project

January 30, 2018 | DESMOG | On January 29, Washington Governor Jay Inslee rejected a permit required for Tesoro-Savage to build the Vancouver Energy oil-by-rail facility, the largest such project in the nation, at the Port of Vancouver, along the Washington-Oregon border. [Read the entire article here.]  

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La Crosse lawmakers re-introduce rail safety bill

La Crosse lawmakers re-introduce rail safety bill

January 29, 2018 | La Crosse Tribune | Rep. Jill Billings and Sen. Jennifer Shilling, both Democrats, have authored companion versions of the Wisconsin Rail Safety Act, which would require railroads to provide more information to the state while also increasing funding for government inspectors and emergency responders. [Read the entire article here.]

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All 3 MMA rail workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial

All 3 MMA rail workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial

January 19, 2018 | CBC News | After nine days of deliberations, jurors have acquitted the three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. There was an audible gasp in the courtroom and family members of one of the accused cried when the verdict […]

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