"Washington Asks If Railroads Could Afford $700M Oil Train Spill"

"Railroads that haul oil trains through Washington state will need to report whether they could afford around $700 million to pay for a derailment and spill, under a recently finalized state rule.

As announced Feb. 9, the requirement is one of three oil train safety rules the state Utilities and Transportation Commission crafted as required under legislation that state lawmakers passed in 2015."

Samantha Wohlfeil reports for the Bellingham Herald February 13, 2016.

Source: Bellingham Herald, 02/18/2016