Today’s Connecting The Dots #CTD- Climate Change:

BNSF Railway and Union Pacific, two major railroad companies, filed a lawsuit against a California law requiring the companies to have oil spill response plans. A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit. Soon all railroad companies will have to implement safety plans and set aside money for potential clean up efforts. The decision comes a month after the Santa Barbara Oil Spill. With the country’s increased fracking, oil is being ground-transported all across the country at an unprecedented rate. 

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-26/environment/judge-train-companies-must-prepare-for-oil-spills/a46861-1