September 19, 2014

Senators push for more railroad inspectors

capitolWASHINGTON – More than a dozen U.S. senators, including North Dakota Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, are pushing to put more federal railroad inspectors in the field.

Boosting inspector numbers – which haven’t grown in the Bakken region even as oil production and crude-by-rail traffic has boomed – has become a top priority for federal officials and lawmakers after a year marked by several high profile crude oil accidents on railroads.

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