Competing bills to address safety of oil transport - Article Photos 1/1

FILE -- In this June 20, 2013 file photo, black tank cars used to transport crude oil from North Dakota are parked among other rail traffic at a train yard in Tacoma, Wash. Washington lawmakers on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, are considering competing measures that try to address safety issues surrounding the increased number of crude oil trains moving throughout the state. The Senate Ways and Means Committee is taking testimony on a mostly Republican-backed bill. Meanwhile, the House Appropriations Committee is hearing another measure, favored by environmentalists. (AP Photo/Tacoma News Tribune, Lui Kit Wong, File)