Fourteenth District Reps Split On Oil Train Bill

The 14th District representatives in the Washington House were split on a bill to establish a new set of safety regulations for oil trains traveling through the state.  Goldendale Republican Gina McCabe voted in favor of the bill, saying it was a hard decision and had originally voted no, but after some amendments decided it was in the best interest of the Gorge to be prepared for an emergency.  Yakima Republican Norm Johnson voted against it, feeling it is important to meet energy needs within the country, and worries about the additional cost the measure could impose.  The Senate passed an amended version of the bill with Senator Curtis King voting yes, and it now moves on to a conference committee.

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