Oregon lawmakers hide oil train safety plans from public

More than a year after a train derailed, caught fire and spilled oil into the Columbia River in Mosier, state lawmakers are on the verge of forcing railroads to develop plans for making Oregonians safer the next time.

With a big catch: Those plans will be secret.

Unlike in California and Washington, any railroad response plan for oil spills in Oregon would be exempt from disclosure under the state’s open records law.

Source: Oregon lawmakers hide oil train safety plans from public | OregonLive.com