Feds’ new oil train rules make oil cars safer but not the cargo they carry


May 1, 2015 | Seattle PI |he Obama administration released long awaited safety rules for oil trains on Friday, with delayed standards for safer tank cars and no requirement that the fuel inside be processed to make it safer.

The rules were jointly announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada’s Transportation Minister Lisa Riatt, a reflection of oil train accidents in both countries including the lethal explosion that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

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