Washington State passes new crude-by-rail legislation

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — New legislation in the state of Washington will require oil companies to notify the state’s Department of Ecology when crude oil trains are en route to the state.

The rule allows the state agency to share crude oil movement information with local first responders through an advanced notification system. In addition, the Department of Ecology will also publish summarized quarterly reports on the details about oil movements in the state. The new rule goes into effect Oct. 1. The first quarterly report will be published in January 2017.

“In the wake of recent oil train disasters, Washington is moving quickly to improve public safety and protect our natural resources,” says Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat. “This rule will assure that our emergency responders get advanced notice before oil train shipments arrive in their communities.”

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