Two measures have been introduced in the California legislature to respond to the growth of crude-by-rail volume in the state.
State Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) has introduced SB 1319, which would expand existing law regarding oil spills to cover inland waterways and direct the Governor to require the Administrator of the Office of Spill Prevention and Response to amend the California oil spill contingency plan to cover inland waterway spills, which would include any spills from railroads.
Sen. Pavley told the LA Times, "We need to address the new and unique hazards of ...
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