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California moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

(Source: Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2014)

LOS ANGELES — With a steady increase of oil now being shipped into California from out of state, Gov. Jerry Brown and other policymakers are scrambling to come up with spill-prevention programs to lower the risk of potentially deadly accidents. Proposals under consideration include hiring new state railroad inspectors, developing better spill-response plans and improving communications between rail carriers and emergency services agencies.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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