ICYMI: Federal railroad authorities and Union Pacific reach agreement on inspection and maintenance improvements

Gov. Jay Inslee issued the following statement regarding the agreement between the Federal Railroad Administration and Union Pacific following the Mosier oil trail derailment: 

Inslee statement on oil train derailment in Columbia River Gorge

“Today’s derailment of a train carrying Bakken crude oil in the Columbia River Gorge is yet another reminder of the risks and concerns of crude-by-rail transport in our region. I join Gov. Brown in commending the swift response from Oregon’s public safety and transportation officials.

Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on legislative passage of the Oil Transportation Safety Act

“Today, legislators did the right thing and approved a much-needed bill to improve the oversight of crude oil being transported through Washington and our ability to prevent and respond to oil spills. This was one of my top priorities for this session and I particularly want to thank Rep.

Policy Brief: Oil Transportation Safety Legislation

Citing rail safety concerns, Inslee issues directive to increase oil safety, spill prevention and response efforts in Washington

In response to rapid changes in how crude oil is shipped through the Pacific Northwest, Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a directive to state agencies to increase the state’s oil spill prevention and response efforts.

Gov. Inslee gets draft oil transport study, says state and federal governments must do more

Findings confirm emergent risks to public health and safety

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