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Federal government foot-dragging helps oil industry delay oil-by-rail rules

(Source: DeSmog Blog, April 5, 2019)

NEW YORK — In an attempt to reduce the risk of fiery oil train accidents, the state of Washington is working to pass a bill that would limit the vapor pressure of oil on trains to below 9 pounds per square inch (psi). Vapor pressure is a measure of the volatility of flammable liquids and correlates to their likelihood of igniting. Higher vapor pressure means an oil is more volatile and more likely to ignite and burn when a train derails.

Full story: www.desmogblog.com

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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