Response to Department of Transportation’s Toothless Emergency Order Regarding “Bomb Trains”

For Immediate Release: April 17, 2015 Contact:Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper 914-478-4501, Ext. 239 Matt Krogh, Director, Extreme Oil Campaign, ForestEthics 360-734-2951 Riverkeeper and ForestEthics Respond to Department of Transportation’s Toothless Emergency Order Regarding “Bomb Trains” Advocacy groups call on the DOT to do much more to prevent oil-by-rail disasters. OSSINING, NY— The Department of Transportation just issued an emergency order requiring trains transporting certain types of crude oil to slow down to 40 mph in certain agency-defined large urban areas. The speed limit in the emergency order is less […] Learn More

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