SEATTLE — An Oregon county had substantial evidence when it denied Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed track expansion along the Columbia River where an oil train derailed last year, a commission ruled Tuesday. The Columbia River Gorge Commission upheld the findings by Wasco County commissioners who cited concerns about the project’s impacts on the treaty rights of Native American tribes in rejecting the railroad’s application last November. Omaha, Nebraska-based Union Pacific sought to reverse the commissioner’s denial.
Richard J. Arsenault
Robert L. Pottroff