November 23, 2015 | WITF | Other states with heavy crude-by-rail traffic have passed various laws to address safety. Pennsylvania legislators have not.
They hug rivers, breeze by farms and cross 100-year-old bridges. They chug past hospitals, schools, stadiums and many, many homes. And sometimes, they derail.
As shipments of crude oil by train have increased nationwide, anxiety over the chance of a derailment happening in a big city, like Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, has grown.