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Spills Program

Washington 2014 Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study

The Governor’s 2014 budget provided one-time funding for Ecology to conduct a Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study. The objective of the study was to analyze the risks to public health and safety, and the environmental impacts associated with the transport of oil in Washington state.

The following groups worked with Ecology on the study:

Full report (published March 2015)
Focus sheet
Frequently heard comments

Related Studies

2010 Vessel Traffic Risk Assessment  

2013 Northwest Area Committee Emerging Risk Task Force Report

2014 New York Comprehensive Oil Transportation Safety Study

Report on Oil by Rail Safety in California

For more information, contact Lisa Copeland, Lisa.Copeland@ecy.wa.gov, Spills Program Communications Manager, (360) 407-6990.