Video: A senator talks about his oil pipeline idea

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With a significant increase in crude oil being transported by train, some lawmakers are asking whether it makes sense to build an oil pipeline across Washington state.

  • "Yes, it's realistic," says state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, who is proposing a $250,000 study to look at safety and feasibility of building a pipeline to transport oil to refineries on the Washington coast.
  • Will Baumgartner run for governor in 2016?  We ask him about his plans.

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Robert Mak

Robert Mak

Robert Mak is a principal of and a longtime broadcast reporter in Western Washington.