Ericksen notes federal proposal to make crude oil rail cars safer

OLYMPIA — On the day Sen. Doug Ericksen and Sen. Steve O’Ban sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx voicing concerns about the safety of rail cars carrying crude oil through Washington, Foxx announced new rail-car standards will be proposed. During the recently completed legislative session, Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and O’Ban, of Pierce…

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