7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Hearing Wednesday on D.C. hazmat trains law

(The Associated Press circulated the following article on April 26.)

WASHINGTON -- Judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals will hear arguments today in the dispute over Washington D.C.'s new law banning hazardous rail shipments in the city.
Freight railroad CSX and the Justice Department will each have 15 minutes to argue their case, as will the opposing side of the District of Columbia Attorney General and the Sierra Club. The case is being closely watched by other cities with similar hazmat concerns.

CSX argues that rerouting trains would add hundreds of miles and days of transit time. Mayor Tony Williams signed the law in February, citing studies that show a terrorist attack on a rail car containing chlorine could kill up to 100-thousand people. The freight trains pass through an area containing government buildings and residences not far from the Capitol building.

A lower court ruled in favor of the city.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR reports rail traffic for week ending March 21
U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion stimulus bill; rail/transit to receive billions
Hoffa: Senate-passed stimulus bill is a good start, but more must still be done
Opinion: “A fluid, unknown rail freight market”
Cross-industry learning from high hazard sectors
California high-speed rail construction continues under COVID-19
To build its emerging megaregions, USA should turn to trains
After 94% ridership drop, SEPTA Regional Rail “essential service schedule” starts Sunday
CTA, Metra: Coronavirus bailout will help, but more cash needed soon
France transfers coronavirus patients on high-speed train with mobile emergency room
Q&A: Comparison of benefits under Railroad Retirement and Social Security
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines