oil http://kuow.org en As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay http://kuow.org/post/la-coast-recedes-battle-rages-over-who-should-pay Louisiana's coast is disappearing at the rate of about a football field an hour. Since the 1930s, the Gulf of Mexico has swallowed up an area the size of Delaware.<p>You can see the water encroaching in Delacroix in St. Bernard Parish, less than an hour southeast of New Orleans. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 32628 at http://kuow.org As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay Coast Guard Blames Kulluk Grounding on Shell Oil's Complacency, Risk Taking http://kuow.org/post/coast-guard-blames-kulluk-grounding-shell-oils-complacency-risk-taking <p>A US Coast Guard investigation blames Shell Oil's complacency and risk-taking for an oil rig running aground on a remote Alaskan Island on New Year's Eve 2012.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:52:06 +0000 John Ryan 31963 at http://kuow.org Coast Guard Blames Kulluk Grounding on Shell Oil's Complacency, Risk Taking Oregon Says Coal Export Project Will Need To Lease More Land http://kuow.org/post/oregon-says-coal-export-project-will-need-lease-more-land Developers of the Morrow Pacific coal export project on the Columbia River already have land leases with the Port of St. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:08:17 +0000 Cassandra Profita 30769 at http://kuow.org Oregon Says Coal Export Project Will Need To Lease More Land Washington Legislature Fails To Pass Any Oil Train Legislation http://kuow.org/post/washington-legislature-fails-pass-any-oil-train-legislation SEATTLE -- More oil is moving through Washington state from the Bakken oil fields, putting public pressure on elected officials to pass laws protecting public health and the environment.<p>Bakken oil from North Dakota and Montana has proven <a href="http://earthfix.kuow.org/energy/article/federal-agency-issues-safety-alert-for-oil-trains/" title="">extremely flammable</a>, causing several explosions in North America, including one that killed 47 people in Quebec last July.<p>But despite rising public concern, The Washington Legislature's Republicans and Democrats couldn't get together to pass Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:08:14 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 30768 at http://kuow.org Washington Legislature Fails To Pass Any Oil Train Legislation Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames http://kuow.org/post/much-north-dakotas-natural-gas-going-flames <em>A remarkable transformation is underway in western North Dakota, where an oil boom is changing the state's fortunes and leaving once-sleepy towns bursting at the seams. In a series of stories, NPR is exploring the economic, social and environmental demands of this modern-day gold rush.</em><p><em></em>North Dakota's oil boom isn't just about oil; a lot of natural gas comes out of the ground at the same time. But there's a problem with that: The state doesn't have the pipelines needed to transport all of that gas to market. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:27:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 27902 at http://kuow.org Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames Wyden, Merkley Take Railroads To Task Over Oil Train Safety http://kuow.org/post/wyden-merkley-take-railroads-task-over-oil-train-safety U.S. Sens. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:32:28 +0000 Cassandra Profita 27697 at http://kuow.org Wyden, Merkley Take Railroads To Task Over Oil Train Safety New Legislation Calls For Transparency On Oil Moving Through Washington http://kuow.org/post/new-legislation-calls-transparency-oil-moving-through-washington SEATTLE -- Washington lawmakers <a href="http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2013-14/Htm/Bills/House%20Bills/2347.htm" title="">took up a proposal</a> Wednesday to require more transparency from companies that transport oil through the state.<p>The hearing on House Bill 2347 played out before a packed committee room in Olympia. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:27:11 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27495 at http://kuow.org New Legislation Calls For Transparency On Oil Moving Through Washington Few Railcars Carrying Flammable Oil Get Inspected http://kuow.org/post/few-railcars-carrying-flammable-oil-get-inspected <p>As we researched <a href="http://kuow.org/post/oil-rail-companies-offer-little-information-about-shipments">a recent story about train shipments of oil</a>, we asked Washington and Oregon officials: How many of the trains coming through the Northwest are inspected?</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Tony Schick 27012 at http://kuow.org Few Railcars Carrying Flammable Oil Get Inspected Feds: Crude Oil Headed For Northwest Poses ‘Significant Risk’ http://kuow.org/post/feds-crude-oil-headed-northwest-poses-significant-risk <p>An <a href="http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/portal/site/PHMSA/menuitem.ebdc7a8a7e39f2e55cf2031050248a0c/?vgnextoid=c6efec1c60f23410VgnVCM100000d2c97898RCRD&amp;vgnextchannel=d248724dd7d6c010VgnVCM10000080e8a8c0RCRD&amp;vgnextfmt=print" title="">alert</a>, issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday said that the crude oil coming out of the Bakken formation of North Dakota poses a “significant risk” because it is more flammable than traditional heavy crude. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:03:34 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 26482 at http://kuow.org Feds: Crude Oil Headed For Northwest Poses ‘Significant Risk’ Megaload Pulls Out Of Northeast Oregon Port Despite Protesters http://kuow.org/post/megaload-pulls-out-northeast-oregon-port-despite-protesters <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/120213AK_Megaload_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A massive load of oil equipment is on its way to Canada, along a winding route that began near&#160;Hermiston, in northeast Oregon.&#160;<p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:44:11 +0000 Anna King 24804 at http://kuow.org Megaload Pulls Out Of Northeast Oregon Port Despite Protesters Controversy Follows 'Megaloads' Through Oregon-Idaho Route http://kuow.org/post/controversy-follows-megaloads-through-oregon-idaho-route <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/112513JR_Megaloads_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The first of three hulking pieces of oil equipment, known as “megaloads,” is expected to start its slow, winding journey through eastern Oregon Monday.<p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:38:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 24541 at http://kuow.org Controversy Follows 'Megaloads' Through Oregon-Idaho Route Shell Moving Ahead On Oil Train Project For Puget Sound Refinery http://kuow.org/post/shell-moving-ahead-oil-train-project-puget-sound-refinery <p>On Thursday morning Shell Oil will be meeting with officials from a county in Washington state to talk about plans to build a rail extension to deliver oil from North Dakota to its refinery near Puget Sound. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:14:12 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 19404 at http://kuow.org Shell Moving Ahead On Oil Train Project For Puget Sound Refinery 'Megaloads' Opponents Count On Federal Hurdles To Halt Trucks http://kuow.org/post/megaloads-opponents-count-federal-hurdles-halt-trucks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/071013JR_Megaloads_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oil companies still may find a way to move huge, so-called “megaloads” through a scenic corridor in Idaho, once traveled by Lewis and Clark. But for now at least, opponents of the extra-large shipments are hoping government red tape has closed that option.<p>Part of the appeal of this route to Alberta’s oil sands is that barges can take the huge equipment a portion of the way up the Columbia River. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:28:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson 16508 at http://kuow.org 'Megaloads' Opponents Count On Federal Hurdles To Halt Trucks Port Of Vancouver Reconsiders Proposed Oil Terminal http://kuow.org/post/port-vancouver-reconsiders-proposed-oil-terminal <p>UPDATE 7/10/13, 4:09 p.m. PT: The Associated Press is reporting that the death toll for the Quebec train crash that rocked&nbsp;a small town over the weekend has reached 50. Canadian officials have declared that the&nbsp;missing people in the explosion are now presumed dead.</p><p>The tragedy has given the commissioners of the Port of Vancouver in Washington pause as they consider a proposal for a terminal to move oil from trains onto ships. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:55:50 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 16420 at http://kuow.org Port Of Vancouver Reconsiders Proposed Oil Terminal Canada's Oil Train Disaster Sparks Northwest Concern http://kuow.org/post/canadas-oil-train-disaster-sparks-northwest-concern <p>The weekend’s <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/08/200130025/death-toll-rises-to-13-in-quebec-train-explosion" title=""><u><font color="#0066cc">deadly oil-train derailment and explosion</font></u></a> in the Canadian province of Quebec has raised concerns in the Pacific Northwest, where there are several proposals to increase the amount of oil transported into to the region by train.</p><p>By Monday afternoon the confirmed death toll had reached 13, with 50 people still missing after Saturday’s derailment of more than 70 tanker cars. They were filled with oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota — home of the largest oil boom in recent US history.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:31:04 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 16332 at http://kuow.org Canada's Oil Train Disaster Sparks Northwest Concern