Rail Safety is Headlining National News!

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Here’s a quick recap of some leading headlines this month on rail safety, hazmat dangers, and new guidelines intended to protect citizens and cities from disaster: 

1/14/14 Wall Street Journal “Cities Grapple with Oil-Train Safety”  http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702303819704579320971969135440-lMyQjAxMTA0MDIwMjEyNDIyWj

1/23/14 WSJ “Safety Board Calls for Tougher Standards for Shipping Crude Oil by Rail; NTSB Asks for Expanded Rail Routes to Avoid Populated Areas” http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304856504579338663131838766-lMyQjAxMTA0MDIwMzEyNDMyWj

1/23/14 Washington Post “NTSB Wants Stronger Scrutiny of Dangerous Rail Cargo”  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2014/01/23/ntsb-wants-stronger-scrutiny-of-dangerous-rail-cargo/

1/24/14 Think Progress “‘Risky’ Crude Oil Trains Should Stay Away From Cities, Federal Investigators Say” http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/24/3201881/risky-crude-oil-trains-ntsb/

1/24/14 NPR “String of Oil Train Crashes Prompts Push for Safety Rules” http://www.npr.org/2014/01/24/265762435/string-of-oil-train-crashes-prompts-push-for-safety-rules?sc=tw

1/25/14 New York Times “Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/business/energy-environment/accidents-surge-as-oil-industry-takes-the-train.html?_r=0

1/27/14 Diane Rehm Show: “Dangers of Shipping Crude Oil by Rail and Call for New Safety Rules” http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2014-01-27/dangers-shipping-crude-oil-rail-and-calls-new-safety-rules