Wash. Gov. Inslee signs oil train safety bill

Published: May 26, 2015

oil-train-railOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Thursday a measure that attempts to improve the safety of oil transportation as a sharp increase in trains carrying volatile crude oil poses new safety and environmental risks in the state.

A compromise reached on the last day of the regular legislative session resolved differences between competing bills in the Senate and House.

“Even with the passage of this bill I remain very concerned about the safety of Washingtonians,” Inslee said.

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