Special fee to ship oil proposed


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Older tanks carrying flammable material would be subject to a fee, while new models would get a tax break.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Older tanks carrying flammable material would be subject to a fee, while new models would get a tax break.

On Friday, federal transportation regulators are expected to announce new rules calling for up to 155,000 flammable liquid tank cars to be retrofitted or replaced.

Industry representatives have said it could take more than a decade to get that work done — far longer than safety officials want.

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