BNSF Railway Co. has been fined nearly $72,000 by Washington regulators for failing to report leaks from crude oil shipments and other spills in a timely matter. Railroads must report accidental releases of hazardous materials to the state Emergency Operation Center within 30 minutes after they learn of the spill. BNSF violated the rule 239 times.
On Monday, the National Weather Service issued a high wind advisory for today and Wednesday for residents of North Idaho, including Coeur d’Alene. Gusty winds are forecasted for Wednesday with sustained winds of 35 mph and gusts up 55 mph. High winds combined with the wet ground create the potential of falling trees and other storm related hazards.
A political action committee that supported two losing candidates in last month's Coeur d'Alene city elections has missed a deadline for filing a campaign finance disclosure report. That PAC, called Responsible CDA, could soon face fines of $50 per day until the 30-Day Post-General Election report is filed with the city. It was due Thursday, Dec. 3