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Dan Leahy

On April 24th, the City of Hoquiam and the Department of Ecology held a “scoping” hearing in Hoquiam High School on two of the three proposed oil terminals for storing and shipping North Dakota Bakken oil. About 100 people attended. Forty people gave two minute talks. No one spoke for the proposed terminals.

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When the Harpers Magazine arrives, it is a family tradition for one member to read off the Index and have the other members guess at the possible answer.  I thought it would be fun to have a Bakken Index. The North Dakota Bakken oil field combines hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. This has produced a new U.S. crude oil boom that wants to come our way on virtual pipelines of 120 car Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) unit trains.

The Bakken Crude Oil Field

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Oil trains pose a threat to the environment and public safety in Washington State

Here's Burlington Northern's menu coming to your town on “virtual pipelines” of 100 car unit trains. For your entree: Bakken light, a shale specialty, close enough to gasoline to make it a highly explosive experience for your domestic taste buds.  For your main course:  Alberta heavy, tar sands in origin, but dressed with enough toxic synthetics so you'll never imagine it's really asphalt warmed up.

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Westside neighbors have been fighting the city's policy of promoting more cars for its Westside “tax farm” for at least 25 years.  Much, but not all, of the fight has centered on “development” around the dangerous intersection of Harrison and Division.

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On July 1, 2009 Albany International announced in the Puget Sound Business Journal that it intended to close its Tumwater manufacturing plant at 5700 Littlerock Rd. Two months later, at the end of August, they closed it. Thirty years of manufacturing history ended. The average length of work per employee had been eighteen years.
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Thousands of people marched yet again down the main avenues of Madrid on Saturday evening, February 16, 2013. As the protestors turned from the grand Paseo de Recoletos into the more narrow confines of the Gran Via, their chant of “Si Se Puede!” boomed off the buildings in such a way as to make a believer out of you. The marchers are on the verge of a major political victory.
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Olympia reporter Dan Leahy visits the town of St. Junien, France

In August 2009 Albany International closed its Tumwater manufacturing plant and thirty years of manufacturing history ended.
Now, as Albany International attempts to make more layoffs at a manufacturing plant in France, our foreign correspondent Dan Leahy reports from the center of the labor struggle in St. Junien.

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