Aerial shot of Mosier, OR, after a Union Pacific oil train derailed and caught fire there on June 3, 2016. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)
The Planning Commission has ignored concerns raised by elected officials, Mosier residents, Tribes, and county staff.
Smoke rises above the oil train derailment in Mosier, OR, on June 3, 2016. (photographer: John Sepulvedo, Oregon Public Broadcasting)
As Wasco County considers UP’s Mosier rail expansion today, another derailment hits Oregon.
A coal train travels over an eastern Columbia Gorge waterway. (photographer: Kathy Fors)
"On the one hand, BNSF argues that we didn’t have specific evidence and when we did provide it, they tried to get it excluded...they’re talking out of both sides of their caboose."
An awe-inspiring sight from one of many vantage points along the Historic Highway. This one is near Shepperds Dell. (Wesley Andrews Company historic postcard)
An old-fashioned road trip Bingo game launches this fall to celebrate centennial.
Starvation Creek Falls (photographer: Warren Morgan)
Reconstruction of the original Columbia River Highway continues with this car-free, 1.2-mile section.
A tower of smoke rises from the oil train derailment and fire at Mosier, OR, June 3, 2016. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)
After an oil train derailment caused a massive fire people, Mosier residents are preparing to fight against a proposed rail expansion in their town.
June 5, 2016: Union Pacific crews lay new rail line at site of Mosier oil train derailment and fire just two days earlier. (photographer: Peter Cornelison)
PRESS RELEASE: Experts Say Rail Expansion in Mosier, OR Could Double Rail Traffic Through Gorge
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Union Pacific Railroad is drastically underestimating rail traffic and oil train increases.
A coal train blows off coal dust in the eastern Columbia River Gorge. (photographer: Julie Coop)
PRESS RELEASE: Judge: No Constitutional Problem in Oregon’s Denial of Columbia River Coal Export Terminal
Friday, August 12, 2016
Coal port proponents go 0-7 in first round of legal challenge to state’s denial of key permit
An oil train fire rages on near the bank of the Columbia River on Friday, June 3, 2016. (photographer: John Sepulvedo, Oregon Public Broadcasting)
If it had to happen, it could have been much worse. That’s the sentiment in Mosier, where a train loaded with highly volatile Bakken crude oil derailed two months ago.