BNSF, Union Pacific want Oregon to sign confidentiality agreements

BNSF, Union Pacific want Oregon to sign confidentiality agreements

The two railroad companies want to keep shipment information from the public; the agreements would restrict notification to first responders.

BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific have both asked Oregon to affirm that it will only release oil train volumes and routing information "for bonafide emergency planning and emergency response activities," said Sue Otjen, Oregon's State Emergency Response Commission coordinator.

"We want to provide as much information as we can," said Otjen. "We need to know to what extent we can disclose it."

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