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Washington Governor Calls for Oil Train Moratorium on Union Pacific

Washington Governor Calls for Oil Train Moratorium on Union Pacific
Video image shows an aerial view of crumpled oil tankers lying beside the railroad tracks after a fiery train derailment on June 3 in Mosier, OR. (photographer: Brent Foster via Associated Press)

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Columbian reports that in the wake of a Federal Railroad Administration preliminary investigation finding Union Pacific at fault for a fiery oil train derailment in Mosier, OR, on June 3, Gov. Jay Inslee has called for a halt on Union Pacific Railroad oil trains traveling through Washington on Friday until stricter safety standards are enacted.

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