In the final three months of 2016, railroads hauled 618 million gallons of oil through Washington. That’s about 1500 rail cars every week. This is according to reports on new oil train details being published by Washington’s Department of Ecology.
A Western Washington tribe today won a legal battle that will ensure more water stays in the Skagit River to help salmon and steelhead. The Washington Supreme Court ruled that a state agency overstepped its authority in allocating water for new development.
A series of public hearings on the Millennium coal export project in Longview, Washington begin Tuesday. New rules in China and declining coal prices worldwide are raising questions about whether the project will pan out.