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Schumer: Oil train safety plan inadequate for New York

(Source: Associated Press, February 27, 2014)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A safety agreement between U.S. transportation officials and railroads that haul volatile crude oil involved in a string of explosive accidents doesn’t go far enough to protect upstate New York communities along the oil train route, Sen. Charles Schumer said in a conference call Wednesday. Schumer said the agreement, announced last week, should be amended to phase out unsafe tanker cars and reduce train speed in populated areas.

Full story: Troy Record

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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