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Opinion: Repeal of ECP brake regulation could create serious safety risks

(Source: Regulatory Review opinion column by Mark Nakahara, January 10, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2013, a runaway crude oil train derailed and exploded in the center of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. Similar derailments of crude oil trains occurred in North Dakota in 2013 and Oregon in 2016. Despite federal legislation demanding improved rail safety, safety experts charge that a recent policy change adopted by the Trump Administration will leave the public exposed to the dangers of rail accidents.

Full story: The Regulatory Review

Friday, January 11, 2019

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