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Articles tagged disaster readiness

Nov. 28, 2011, 1 a.m.

NW Readiness for Oil Spills Drops As Risks Increase

Every year, vessels carry more than [15 billion](http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/studies_reports/ecypspreview-dwhcommissionreport.html "") of gallons of oil and fuel through Pacific Northwest waters, putting Washington and Oregon at constant risk of spills that could cripple parts of their economies and devastate marine life and environmentally sensitive shorelines.

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