Lawsuit Launched to Protect Northwest’s Whales, Salmon, Shorebirds From Unprecedented Spike in Oil Shipments by Rail and Barge

PORTLAND, Oregon—(ENEWSPF)—September 4, 2014. Amid a spike in oil shipments by rail and barge in the Pacific Northwest from near zero to millions of gallons a week, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Columbia Gorge today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update oil-spill response plans and ensure endangered species won’t be harmed by actions taken in response to oil spills.

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