Legislators resist “reckless” LNG rail tank car plan

(Source: Environment News Service, September 17, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Democratic Congressmen have introduced legislation requiring a comprehensive review of the transport of liquefied natural gas, LNG, by rail tank car within the United States. On April 10, President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing his Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to authorize the movement of LNG in rail tank cars within 13 months, by May 2020. Current rules prohibit using pressurized rail tank cars to haul LNG. It is only permitted to move by pipeline, in tank trucks or in portable cargo tank containers.

Full story: Environment News Service

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


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