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Senators Request More Oil Train Notifications

The Associated Press reports that "four West Coast senators are asking the federal government to expand a recent order for railroads to notify state emergency responders of crude oil shipments."  

"The letter, sent Monday to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, says railroads should supply states with advanced notification of all high-hazard flammable liquid transports — including crude from outside the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana, as well as ethanol and 71 other liquids."  

"The letter was signed by Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer."

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