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9th Circuit blocks California hazmat fees on railroads

(Source: San Francisco Chronicle, September 13, 2018)

SAN FRANCISCO — Rejecting a 2015 state law, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that California cannot charge railroads a $45-per-car fee for carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous materials into the state to help pay for cleanup costs resulting from environmental accidents.

Full story: San Francisco Chronicle

Friday, September 14, 2018

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