A BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil Nov. 6, 2013, near Wolf Point, Mont. Shipments of oil through the gorge are being protested by conservation groups because of the potential for explosions if an accident occurs. The Columbia River Gorge Commission has been asked to take a stand against the trains and will make a decision in July.
As of Friday, June 20, 2014
After not acting on requests in May and June to take a stand against oil and coal shipments in the gorge, gorge commissioners last week promised a frustrated crowd it would do so in July...