WSPA: PUGET SOUND TANKER RULES UNNECESSARY, RISKY

Added federal regulations on tanker navigation off the U.S. Pacific Northwest are unnecessary and could increase accident risk, say petroleum industry officials. Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) said two proposals would cost industry about $8 million/year and make Puget Sound one of the costliest ports of call in the U.S. The U.S. Coast Guard has recommended these changes in tanker navigation practices in Puget Sound off Washington and the Columbia River region of Oregon and

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