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Former NTSB Chairman: Phase out rail shipments of crude oil


June 10, 2016 | Oregon Live | We knew this would happen — and it did. It was only a matter of time before a train loaded with thousands of barrels of crude oil would derail and endanger one of our nation’s natural wonders, the Columbia River Gorge.

In my seven years as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), I saw firsthand the results of warnings unheeded. Carrying crude oil by rail is just not a good idea.

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