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Bill to study crude oil shipments in Maryland stalled in Senate
Bill to study crude oil shipments in Maryland stalled in Senate

A bill that would have required the Maryland Department of the Environment to study the risks of increasingly common crude oil rail shipments through the state has stalled in the Senate after passing in the House, and will not move forward. The Senate finance committee chose to take no action on the measure Monday, the last day of the legislative session. Del. Clarence K. Lam, the bill’s sponsor, said he remains committed to seeing action on the issue. “It’s an important topic that touches on the safety of our communities through the next many years as the amount of crude oil we see on our rails continues to increase exponentially,” said the freshman legislator,...

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