New Minnesota rail regulations are a safety net for increased oil by rail shipment
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks that carry crude oil through Minnesota.
“Trains carrying crude oil pass through our communities every day,” said Gov. Mark Dayton in a news release on Tuesday. “We have learned from dangerous accidents in other states that without proper safety measures, that cargo could pose a very real risk to our citizens.”
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