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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:17 PM

'Rolling pipeline' of oil trains baffle Oregon regulators

If oil is moving through Oregon, it's Michael Zollitsch's job to know about it. He oversees the state's emergency responses to oil spills and other environmental disasters.

But last March, when Bloomberg News reported oil from Canada's tar sands was rolling through Zenith Energy's storage facility in Northwest Portland on its way to Asia, it caught him by surprise.

"News to me!!" he wrote to his staff at Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality, and to Richard Franklin, a regional spill coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"Me, too!" Franklin wrote back.

It wasn't the first time oil spill regulators were in the dark about oil shipments through Oregon, and it wouldn't be the last.

Read more: https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/424792-330803-rolling-pipeline-of-oil-trains-baffle-oregon-regulators

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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:38 PM

1. I added this to the Oil Train Safety Megathread. You get credit. Thanks. NT

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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 02:01 PM

2. You're welcome.

I forgot about that thread so I I'm happy that I can contribute in some way.

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