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Editorial: Oil train risks can't be assessed fast enough

(Source: The Oregonian, March 2, 2014)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio is no stranger to complexity in the Byzantine ways of federal regulation. But he nearly lost it last week in a congressional hearing at which he directed a bureaucrat to stop blathering on and fulfill his request for a date by which a new rule promoting oil train safety could be in place. Exasperated, DeFazio cut her off and declared: "Right now, there is no certainty... We're gonna keep running these crummy DOT-111 cars and killing people."

Full story: The Oregonian

Monday, March 03, 2014

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