Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bills Introduced – 03-25-15

The House and Senate introduced 65 bills yesterday. Only one of those will be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

S 859 - A bill to protect the public, communities across America, and the environment by increasing the safety of crude oil transportation by railroad, and for other purposes. Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]

While the official GPO copy of this bill is not yet available, the press release from Cantwell’s office makes it clear that this is one of the most comprehensive bills yet introduced addressing the safety of crude oil trains. The lack of bipartisan sponsorship of this bill almost ensures that it will not be taken up during the current session; unless, of course, there is a deadly crude oil train wreck in this country.

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