Oil train safety legislation passes in Wash. state

Published: April 27, 2015

oil-train-railOLYMPIA, Wash. – State lawmakers gave final approval April 24 to a bill meant to increase oil train safety.

The bill was taken up in response to the uptick in oil train traffic in the region. It directs oil taxes to help pay for oil-train spill response. It also imposes public disclosure requirements for railroad companies operating in Washington.

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