Repost from Capital Public Radio News
[Editor: About halfway through this 2-minute Public Radio report, UC Berkeley Law professor Jayni Hein offers several ways in which state regulators CAN make effective contributions to public health and safety. The 3-hour California Joint Legislative Oversight Hearing on Transport of California Crude Oil by Rail can be viewed here. – RS]
Lawmakers Seek Ways to Address Oil Train Risks
California UpdateBy Mark Prell & Capital Public Radio News , June 20, 2014
California lawmakers are taking a closer look at the risks posed by importing crude oil by rail. At issue is what the state can do to prevent and respond to oil rail accidents when so much regulation happens at the federal level.