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Published: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 8:21 p.m.

Spokane leaders back new standards on oil trains

SPOKANE Spokane leaders are looking to support tougher federal safety standards for oil trains.
The Spokesman-Review reported that City Council President Ben Stuckart says the risk of spills and potentially deadly fires is a growing concern. At least one oil train travels through Spokane each day, passing near schools and through downtown. Oil train traffic is expected to increase.
Recent accidents have raised concerns about the oil trains. Stuckart wants city leaders to support the use of new tank cars that can better survive derailments and lower train speeds in metro areas.
Railroads are federally regulated, so Stuckart says officials can influence the process by sending messages to regulators and Congress.
Story tags » Energy & ResourcesRailroadEnvironmental IssuesState

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