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October 8, 2014 11:05 AM

Railroads sue California over new crude oil rules

California’s two major railroads have filed suit in federal court challenging a new state law requiring the railroads to come up with an oil spill prevention and response plan. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the United States District Court in Sacramento, contends federal laws largely prohibit states from imposing safety rules on railroads. The plaintiffs in the matter are the Union Pacific Railroad, the BNSF and the Association of American Railroads.

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