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Fee on oil by rail a key issue in California budget debate

(Source: Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2014)

LOS ANGELES — With a Sunday deadline for a state budget agreement, a proposed fee on oil transported by rail cars across California has emerged as a major target for opposition by oil companies and business lobbyists. The controversial fee was proposed by the Brown administration to raise $6.7 million in new revenues to pay for prevention and cleanup of potentially disastrous, rail-related oil spills in rivers, lakes and other waters.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Friday, June 13, 2014

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