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Coalition Files Lawsuit Against over Flawed Federal Regulations of 'Bomb Trains'


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Coalition Files Lawsuit Against over Flawed Federal Regulations of 'Bomb Trains'

Jon Queally, staff writer

A coalition of prominent environmental groups on Thursday filed a lawuit against the Department of Transportation over objections to what they say are inadequate federal regulations of trains carrying volatile and dangerous crude oil which have proven a grave threat to the communities and wilderness areas they pass through as they criss-cross the country with increasing frequency.

"We’re suing the administration because these rules won’t protect the 25 million Americans living in the oil train blast zone." —Todd Paglia, ForestEthics


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If the rail carriers and Dept. Of Transportation would abide by real safety rules, this lawsuit wouldn't be necessary.
However few if any capitalist enterprises give a damn about anything beyond making profits and the environment be damned!
It seems to me that the rail unions should be a part of this lawsuit as their members lives are in jeopardy too!