- United Transportation Union - http://utu.org -

Hersman criticizes ‘tombstone mentality’ on oil trains

Posted By admin On April 25, 2014 @ 9:36 am In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

oil-train-railWASHINGTON – The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday.

The NTSB investigates accidents. The Transportation Department is drafting regulations to toughen standards for tank cars used to transport oil and ethanol, as well as other steps to prevent or mitigate accidents. But there isn’t time to wait for the cumbersome federal rulemaking process — which often takes many years to complete — to run its normal course, Hersman said.

Read the complete story at the Journal Star.

Article printed from United Transportation Union: http://utu.org

URL to article: http://utu.org/2014/04/25/hersman-criticizes-tombstone-mentality-on-oil-trains/

Copyright © 2011 United Transportation Union. All rights reserved.