Comments for: Deadly oil train accidents push states to draw up response plans

Posted Feb. 04, 2014, at 3:21 p.m.

ALBANY, N.Y. — States from California to Maine are hiring rail inspectors and oil-spill experts as they draw up emergency plans after trains carrying crude derailed and burst into fireballs, including a crash in Quebec that killed 47. California Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a 15 percent funding boost for …

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