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Oil Spills Good For The Economy - Claims Oil Industry ' Experts '

TODAY'S FEATURED ANIMAL / ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS STORY ---

" When a spill occurs, new economic activity occurs to clean up contaminated areas, remediate affected properties, and supply equipment for cleanup activities "... claim Oil Industry witness's.

For the past few weeks, the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) has been holding hearings on the matter of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that could be built in Vancouver, Washington. If approved, it would be the largest oil-by-rail facility in the country, handling some 360,000 barrels of crude oil, shipped by Train, every single day. It would also greatly increase the number of oil trains that pass through Washington, adding a total of 155 trains, per week, to the state’s railroads.

Environmentalists worry that an increase in oil trains could lead to an rise in oil train derailments, like the kind seen in earlyont June when a Union Pacific train carrying Bakken crude derailed outside the Oregon town of Mosier, spilling 42,000 gallons of oil near the Columbia River...... MORE ON THIS STORY HERE !

Oil Soaked Bird - AP Photo/Bill Haber



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