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Crude oil rail shipment details begin to leak out

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 Curtis Tate | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Some information about large crude oil shipments by rail is becoming publicly available, in spite of industry efforts to keep those details confidential, since the federal government ordered railroads to begin sharing it with state and local officials. Washington state gave its railroads, including BNSF, the largest hauler of crude oil by rail in ...

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Rep. Upton: Cut federal restrictions on drilling


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An article by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mi., on CNBC today says it’s high time Americans started seeing lower gas prices from the shale boom. Upton says the boom has paid off in decreased imports and prices that have remained relatively steady amid violence in Eastern Europe and the Middle ...

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Washington state residents rail against oil shipments


SPOKANE, Wash. (A.P)— Speakers told a state Senate committee Tuesday that they oppose the rapid increase in rail cars carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota and Montana through the state. The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee met in Spokane, a major railroad hub for the northern United States, to take testimony on a bill that ...

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Tesoro’s rail project feels heat

Vicki Vaughan | The San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — More than a year ago, locally based refiner Tesoro Corp. announced a plan to deliver low-cost crude oil to refineries on the West Coast. The proposal calls for the construction of a crude-by-rail terminal to move plentiful and low-cost Bakken crude from North Dakota to the Port of Vancouver USA ...

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California’s ‘boring’ carbon market to take limelight after EPA

By Rory Carroll | Reuters May 30 – When California launched the country’s most ambitious carbon trading scheme 18 months ago, officials hoped that neighboring states equally worried about climate change would quickly follow its lead, expanding the nascent market. On Monday, those states may finally get the nudge they need to jump into the $20 million a day California ...

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Wyo. gov. heads to Wash. to push for coal exports

By Ben Neary | The Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Washington state next week to push for access to ocean ports to allow export of Wyoming coal to Asia even as many politicians and residents in the Northwest voice increasing concern about the effects of burning coal on global warming. Mead, a Republican who ...

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Second arrest made in Washington murder case connected to man jailed in ND


By: Kip Hill, Spokesman-Review (Spokane) SPOKANE, Wash. – A second arrest has been made in a Spokane murder-for-hire case which investigators have connected to a man being held on weapons charges in North Dakota. Spokane police arrested 33-year-old Robby Wahrer after informants came forward, telling investigators Wahrer admitted to driving the white van caught on security cameras near the shooting scene ...

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