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Hundreds testify on oil terminals proposed for Grays Harbor

ABERDEEN, Wash. — A few hundred people turned out to testify at a hearing on two oil terminals proposed at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. KXRO-AM says protesters rallied against before Thursday’s public hearing in Aberdeen. They came from around Grays Harbor as well as others who bused in from Olympia, Vancouver and Portland, Oregon. Westway Terminal Co. ...

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Shell practices spill response in Fidalgo Bay

ANACORTES — Several boats carrying crews clad in neon orange Tuesday morning dropped mustard-yellow buoy lines in Fidalgo Bay north of the trestle of the Tommy Thompson Trail. The activity was part of a Shell Puget Sound Refinery oil spill response drill. The exercise involved about 40 refinery employees and contractors, several watercraft and 2,300 feet of booms. The refinery ...

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DOE releases report on oil transportation

The final version of the state Department of Ecology’s report on oil transportation was released Monday, presenting recommendations for legislation that could affect “crude-by-rail” plans such as those proposed for Grays Harbor. The report, now 10 months in the making after being contracted last April, sought recommendations for legislators in the wake of a rise in oil-by-rail activity throughout the ...

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