News

Ecology hires company to study oil transportation

Ecology hires company to study oil transportation

Photo: clipart.com

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A New York firm has been hired by the Department of Ecology to conduct a study on impacts of marine and rail oil transportation in Washington state.

According to the Olympian the $250,000 contract with Environmental Research Consulting will have the company work closely with Ecology and other stakeholders to produce a complete report that looks at the current and anticipated transportation and safety pictures for marine and rail.

The report will also identify any gaps in the oil spill prevention, preparedness and response system.

Governor Inslee has issued a directive requesting initial findings and recommendations from the study by Oct. 1.

The final report is due March 1, 2015.

Recent Headlines

2 days ago in Local

Blueberry growers admit to violating rights of workers

blueberry bush

Eastern Washington growers will pay $385,000 to workers; $20,000 in fines.

2 days ago in Local

Everett barista killed by propane heater accident

clipart.com

The coffee stand owner suffered fatal burns in the accident, January seventh.

2 days ago in Local

Man shot while riding a Seattle bus

seattle city scape

In 2010, the victim was paid $42,000 after getting kicked by a police officer.

2 days ago in Local

Semi-truck driver arrested after an eight car crash that killed two

semi truck

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says the driver of a semi-truck has been arrested for investigation…

2 days ago in Local

Stormy weather headed our way today

KGMI/Dillon Honcoop

Blustery winds forecast for today have the National Weather Service worried enough to issue a high wind warning.