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Conservation groups file lawsuit challenging the Port of Seattle’s decision to make Seattle a homeport for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2015 MEDIA CONTACTS: Betsy Lopez-Wagner, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2159 Jesse Piedfort, The Sierra Club, (206) 947-6529 Susan North, Seattle Audubon Society, (206) 523-8243 Katelyn Kinn, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, (920) 782-0114 Kerry McHugh, Washington Environmental Council, (503) 423-7638 SEATTLE, WA— A coalition of conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today against the Port of Seattle and…

Lac-Mégantic explosion, which killed 47 people. Photo Paul Chiasson.

Three oil train derailments over holiday weekend, fires still burn days later.

  Three trains in one weekend. In Northern Ontario late Saturday night, 29 cars of a CN Rail freight train carrying diluted bitumen (tar sands oil) derailed and seven cars caught fire. The fire was still burning on Monday, and response crews worked overnight in below freezing temperatures to attempt to contain the damage. On Saturday…

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