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Fines for coal, oil trains in downtown Spokane likely headed for ballot amid legal concerns

July 12, 2017

"The proposal has been panned by the railroads, pro-business groups in Spokane and Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich as a potentially illegal regulation of commerce that is prohibited by federal law, citing the city’s own legal experts. Michael Cathcart, executive director of the political action committee and nonprofit Better Spokane, said he hoped the City Council would request a review of the measure’s legality by a judge before the November election.

 

“That could potentially save the taxpayers a significant amount of money, before a lawsuit is filed,” Cathcart said."

 

Read the entire article: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jul/12/fines-for-coal-oil-trains-in-downtown-spokane-like/

 

 

 

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