THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAS REVIVED AN ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF A CONTROVERSIAL COAL-EXPORT PROJECT NEARLY A YEAR AFTER WASHINGTON STATE REGULATORS DENIED THE PROJECT A KEY PERMIT.
WASHINGTON ECOLOGY DIRECTOR MAIA BELLON HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORPS' DECISION TO RESTART WORK ON THE FEDERAL PERMITTING PROCESS FOR PROPOSED TERMINAL ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER THAT WOULD EXPORT COAL FROM THE U.S. TO ASIA.

MEANWHILE, SOME U.S. SENATORS IN MONTANA AND WYOMING HAVE URGED THE FEDERAL AGENCY TO PUSH AHEAD WITH PERMITTING THE PORT IN LONGVIEW.

THE STATE AGENCY LAST FALL DENIED A KEY WATER-QUALITY PERMIT NEEDED FOR THE PROJECT, CITING SIGNIFICANT AND UNAVOIDABLE HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

CORPS SPOKESWOMAN PATRICIA GRAESSER SAYS STAFF ARE THOROUGHLY EVALUATING THE PROJECT "WHILE STILL RECOGNIZING THAT THERE ARE ACTIONS AND OUTCOMES OUTSIDE OF THE CORPS' CONTROL YET TO BE RESOLVED."
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A MAN SOUGHT BY THE U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE WAS ARRESTED EAST OF CASPER ON MONDAY AFTER A SEARCH INVOLVING THE NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND ITS SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM.

48-YEAR-OLD STUART HARWOOD WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE WAS FOUND IN A DITCH. DESPITE AUTHORITIES INITIALLY HAVING RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT HARWOOD WAS ARMED, NO WEAPON WAS FOUND ON HIS PERSON AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST.

NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF GUS HOLBROOK TOLD REPORTERS ON TUESDAY THAT DEPUTIES AND THE SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM WERE DISPATCHED TO THE AREA OF THE LAZY 8 BAR ON HIGHWAY 20-26 AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION THAT HARWOOD WAS INSIDE A HOUSE IN THE AREA. HOWEVER, HOLBROOK SAID, NO ONE HAD ACTUALLY SEEN HARWOOD ENTER THE HOUSE.

A SEARCH OF THE AREA WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. LAW ENFORCEMENT CLEARED THE AREA SHORTLY BEFORE 5 P.M.

AS THEY RETURNED TO CASPER, LAW ENFORCEMENT SIGHTED HARWOOD AS HE STOOD UP IN A DITCH NEAR C & Y TRANSPORTATION. HE WAS ARRESTED, HOLBROOK SAID, BY THE DEPUTY WHO FIRST RESPONDED TO THE INITIAL CALL.

HARWOOD WAS WANTED ON A WARRANT FOR REVOCATION OF HIS FEDERAL PROBATION. A CALL SEEKING FURTHER DETAILS FROM THE U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY RETURNED TUESDAY.

A CAR CRASH RESULTED NEAR THE LAZY 8 BAR, HOLBROOK SAID, BECAUSE AT LEAST ONE DRIVER WAS PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION THAN THE ROAD. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN CONNECTION WITH THAT CRASH.
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A 59-YEAR-OLD CARPENETER WOMAN DIED SUNDAY MORNING IN A SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER ON INTERSTATE 25 OUTSIDE OF GLENDO.

THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS MARCI BIESHEUVEL WAS A PASSENGER IN A PICKUP THAT WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON I-25, WHEN THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL ON THE ICY, SLUSH-COVERED ROAD.

THE PICKUP SPUN INTO THE MEDIAN, CAME BACK ACROSS THE NORTHBOUND LANES, SLID OFF THE ROADWAY AND ROLLED 3/4 TIMES, COMING TO REST ON THE PASSENGER SIDE.

BIESHEUVEL, WHO WAS NOT WEARING HER SEAT BELT, WAS THROWN FROM THE PICKUP AND DIED AT THE SCENE.

THE PATROL SAYS THE DRIVER WAS BUCKLED UP, AND WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE PICKUP WITHOUT HELP.

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OIL HAS BEEN RIDING HIGH IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, BUT SUDDENLY, EVERYONE IS NERVOUS ABOUT TRADE AND THE MARKETS.

PATRICK DEHAAN OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS, THAT'S BEHIND THE LATEST DROP IN OIL PRICES.

AND $6 A BARREL IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT DROP.

MEANWHILE, GAS PRICES AT THE PUMP HAD DROPPED SLIGHTLY, BUT IN THIS MARKET, WHO KNOWS HOW LONG THEY'LL STAY DOWN?