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ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Surging oil traffic puts region at risk

The oil and chemical tanker Overseas Sifnos is seen positioned at the Cherry Point Refinery near Ferndale, Whatcom County. Mount Baker is visible in the distance. While Alaskan oil production has dropped off, rail shipments to the Northwest from North Dakota are expected to triple by the end of the year.