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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Wednesday, May 14, 2014, that he wants pipeline safety provisions included in a bill that now focuses only on oil train safety. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Oil safety provisions avoid pipelines

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety.


That does not set well with Gov. Mark Dayton and House Transportation Finance Chairman Frank Hornstein, D-Minneapolis.

In response to a Forum News Service question, Dayton said Wednesday that he told legislative leaders he wants pipeline safety provisions included in the bill.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.