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Rail Safety

Top 10 Questions About Oil Trains: Industry Lobbies for Weak Rules While Derailment Fire Rages

Todd Paglia | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green
Todd Paglia

On Friday, March 6, while an oil train explosion in Illinois was still sending flames and black smoke into the air, railroad agents were in Washington, DC lobbying to weaken new train safety standards.

Rail Safety Measures Could Face Long Delay

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A long-sought safety feature that Congress required after a deadly 2008 rail crash would be delayed for five years under legislatio...

Sam Stein

Transportation Secretary Defends Amtrak Safety Amidst Threat Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday offered a detailed defense of passenger-rail safety amidst concerns from me...