States Step Up Scrutiny of Oil Train Shipments

Repost from GOVERNING The States and Localities States Step Up Scrutiny of Oil Train Shipments Some states are looking to prevent more derailments and spills, but the freight industry doesn’t want more regulation.  By Daniel C. Vock | August 26, 2015 When it comes to regulating railroads, states usually let the federal government determine policy. … Continue reading States Step Up Scrutiny of Oil Train Shipments

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Railroads Required to Plan for a Worst-Case Oil Train Spill in Washington State

Repost from Emergency Management Railroads Required to Plan for a Worst-Case Oil Train Spill in Washington State A new law requires railroads to plan for the “largest foreseeable spill in adverse weather conditions.” Samantha Wohlfeil, The Bellingham Herald | May 17, 2015 (TNS) — Under a new state law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on … Continue reading Railroads Required to Plan for a Worst-Case Oil Train Spill in Washington State

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California billionaire fights to keep tar-sands oil out of state

Repost from The San Francisco Chronicle [Editor:  See the full report, West Coast Tar Sands Invasion.  See Anthony Swift’s NRDC Blog for summary details.  See also the ForestEthics press release.  – RS]  Billionaire fights to keep tar-sands oil out of state By David R. Baker, April 29, 2015 Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has a new mission — … Continue reading California billionaire fights to keep tar-sands oil out of state

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