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By Don Steinke
Vancouver 

Tell DOE what to do

Letter from the community

 


To the Editor:

May 27 is the last day to tell the Department of Ecology to study the cumulative impacts of three additional oil trains per day headed through Klickitat County to proposed oil terminals in Grays Harbor.

Bakken oil is more likely to than regular crude to ignite because it contains higher levels of dissolved propane. Consequently five oil trains have exploded within the last 10 months, killing 47.

Because the rail industry believes that none of the currently available tank cars are safe for Bakken crude, it is asking the DOT to develop safer tank cars.

The oil industry, on the other hand, is asking DOT to halt such development blaming the railroads for unsafe tracks.

While...



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