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Kayakers paddle to Port of Vancouver to protest oil pipeline

September 2, 2019, 7:20pm Clark County News

A group of 30 kayakers paddled about an hour from Kelley Point Park in Portland to the Port of Vancouver on Monday to protest a cargo ship carrying pipe to… Read story

North Dakota says study ‘undermines’ Washington rail law

August 29, 2019, 6:29pm Business

A federal study analyzing the volatility of Bakken crude supports the state’s petition to overturn Washington state’s oil shipment safety restrictions, North Dakota’s attorney general said. Read story

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington rail law

July 18, 2019, 9:07am Latest News

BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. Read story

Oil declines as global economic woes outweigh fears over Iran standoff

July 4, 2019, 5:02pm Business

Oil declined as concerns that slowing economic growth will stymie energy demand outweighed worries that a confrontation with Iran may threaten supplies. Read story

Port of Vancouver board: No fossil fuel terminals

June 25, 2019, 5:20pm Business

The Port of Vancouver shut the door Tuesday on courting bulk fossil fuel terminals, nearly 17 months after Gov. Jay Inslee rejected plans to build a huge crude oil terminal on port property. Read story

Environmentalists find issues with port policy

June 24, 2019, 6:05am Business

Environmentalists, although pleased the Port of Vancouver’s latest draft policy opposes bulk fossil fuel terminals, say they have concerns about specific provisions. Read story

As North Dakota oil soars, so does waste of natural gas

May 27, 2019, 10:13am Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state’s goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the wasteful and environmentally harmful practice. Read story

North Dakota to sue Washington state over new oil train rule

May 10, 2019, 4:08pm Business

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which supporters say would reduce the risk of explosive and potentially deadly derailments. Read story

North Dakota, Washington at odds over oil train rules

April 30, 2019, 11:42am Business

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials are pressuring the state of Washington to back off from legislation requiring oil shipped by rail to have more of its volatile gases removed, urging the governor to veto the bill and threatening a lawsuit over worries it could hamper the energy industry of the nation's No. 2 crude producer. Read story

APNewsBreak: U.S. miscalculated benefit of better train brakes

December 20, 2018, 3:57pm Latest News

BILLINGS, Mont. — President Donald Trump's administration miscalculated the potential benefits of putting better brakes on trains that haul explosive fuels when it scrapped an Obama-era rule over cost concerns, The Associated Press has found. Read story