WA Ecology Dept. now fears salad oil as much as crude oil
The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) has found a new villain.
Tossed on your salad greens.
DOE doesn’t see vegetable oil as any less of a threat to the environment than crude petroleum oil. And they are ready to act on their latest fears.
The agency proposed in mid-January that short-line railroads in Eastern Washington that haul animal fats and vegetable oils will have the same requirements as interstate crude oil carriers.
Railroads that haul vegetable oils already must follow rules set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
But apparently the state didn’t trust the EPA to control all their imagined hazards associated with transporting closed containers of Saffola.