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Oregon house proposes oil train fees to fund spill planning

(Source: The Oregonian, June 17, 2019)

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill to boost readiness for oil spills from trains, advancing legislation whose years-long delay revealed the strong influence of corporate money in Oregon politics. The bill allows Oregon to charge up to $20 on each oil tank car entering Oregon or loaded in the state, plus a small annual fee on railroads’ gross operating revenues in Oregon.

Full story: www.oregonlive.com

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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