oil industry http://www.kplu.org en Enviro Groups Urge Lawmakers To Close Tax Loophole Benefiting Oil Companies http://www.kplu.org/post/enviro-groups-urge-lawmakers-close-tax-loophole-benefiting-oil-companies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 20 environmental groups have joined together with a common priority this short legislative session:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">close what they say is a huge loophole </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">benefiting</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> big oil companies.</span></p><p>The Environmental Priorities Coalition includes big names like the Sierra Club, American Rivers, Fuse and the Cascade Bicycle Club. They don’t always see eye to eye on things, but when it comes to oil companies and the state tax structure, they’re all sure something’s not quite right.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:54:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12637 at http://www.kplu.org Enviro Groups Urge Lawmakers To Close Tax Loophole Benefiting Oil Companies Officials: More Spill Response Capacity for Oil Trains Needed http://www.kplu.org/post/officials-more-spill-response-capacity-oil-trains-needed <p>The rapid rise in crude oil shipping by rail means Northwest states need to bulk up their oil spill response capacity. That's according to members of a task force of Pacific states and British Columbia which met in Seattle Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:08:03 +0000 Tom Banse 10137 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee proposes cutting oil industry tax break http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-proposes-cutting-oil-industry-tax-break <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The search for ways to reduce Washington’s more than $1 billion budget shortfall has led </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to suggest eliminating some little-known tax breaks long enjoyed by various industries.</span></p><p>One of these loopholes saves millions each year for an industry that didn’t even exist in the state when the tax break was created.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:30:37 +0000 Liam Moriarty 8484 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee proposes cutting oil industry tax break