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How will deadly Spanish train crash affect high-speed rail plans in CA?

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Some of the wreckage at the site of Wednesday's train crash near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Miguel Vidal /Reuters/Landov

Close to 80 people were killed after a train in northern Spain flew off the rails and crashed into a security wall. The eight-carriage train was going well beyond the 50-mile per hour speed limit.

RELATED: Spain: 'Scene from hell' at site of train crash (VIDEO)

It was the world's third major rail accident this month, with other fatal accidents in France and Canada. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., the plan to build a high-speed rail in California is going nowhere fast.

Opponents are trying to throw up roadblocks through a number of channels. With more on what this means for the project is Tim Sheehan, who reports on transportation for the Fresno Bee. 

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