Big Oregon oil exporter dodged spill safety drills

By Gordon R. Friedman

The Oregonian (TNS)

Zenith Energy, Oregon’s largest facilitator of crude oil exports, last year defied its agreement with state regulators to show it could control and clean up a major crude spill at its Willamette River terminal.

Instead of drilling with the sludgy, toxics-emitting Canadian tar sands crude — which travels by rail through the Columbia Gorge, as well as north Portland neighborhoods to Zenith’s facility — the company used diesel for the mock more at

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