PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.
Frost fans and helicopters, like this one above an orchard in Odell, have been employed the past few days as rains moved through the valley at just the wrong time for cherry growers.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.
CORBETT — Voices will join together at Vista House this summer.
Stop includes potluck, anti-nuke forum
The historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat is in Hood River, hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper.
At Mosier gathering, Washington city leaders support Gorge mayors
A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.
The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.
A bill aiming to speed up a long-stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort has cleared the House.
With the roughly 280,000 gallons of oil remaining in the 16 derailed train cars in Mosier offloaded Wednesday morning, and stored in The Dalles, work began right away on removing the cars themselves.
‘How many more derailments are there going to be?’
Tribal leaders have voiced a stern demand: no more oil and coal trains through the Columbia River Gorge.
A fiery 16-car train derailment and oil spill in Mosier left the community reeling in its wake.
Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill spent Monday dealing with security issues at the site of an oil train derailment in Mosier.
TD Red Cross shelter closes, work continues at scene of wreckage
The Mosier derailment fire was knocked down in the early hours of Saturday, but work continues for emergency crews on scene.
The Washington Department of Ecology is currently assessing an oil sheen in the Columbia River near the site of the oil train derailment at Mosier.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to appear tonight at the Hood River Marina.
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