SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Port of Skagit on road to recoveryEconomic report notes progress, loss since 2008 recession.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Corps suspends Columbia coal port studies: Another blow to Big Coal The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended environmental studies of Ambre Energy’s proposed coal barge terminal on the Columbia River near Boardman, Oregon.

 

 

PEOPLE 

Big expectations for Port of Seattle’s new CEO Ted FickTed Fick’s $350,000-a-year salary isn’t bad for government work – but he will face some rather big expectations to match.

 

 

RAIL 

Seattle chides BNSF on tunnel safety Seattle emergency officials are urging BNSF Railway to improve safety procedures related to a tunnel within the city now used for increasing amount of crude-by-rail (CBR) traffic.

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