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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:04 PM

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era oil train safety rules

Source: KOMO (AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Trump administration has angered environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.

The Obama administration rule change required trains carrying highly explosive liquids to have electronically controlled pneumatic brakes installed by 2021 - systems intended to help prevent fiery oil train wrecks like the one that happened in the Oregon last year, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Thursday.

A Union Pacific train derailed in the small Columbia River town of Mosier in June 2016, spilling 42,000 gallons of crude oil and sparking a massive fire that burned for 14 hours.

The U.S. Department of Transportation under President Donald Trump now says, however, that the rule change would cost three times the benefit it would produce and is rolling it back, the station reported. Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes are supposed to be faster than the current industry standard - air-controlled brakes - because the simultaneously signal to the entire train.
Industry officials reacted positively to the news.

Chet Thompson, of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, said in a statement that the rollback a "rational decision." Conservation groups and lawmakers in the Northwest said the rollback was frustrating, but unsurprising.

Read more: http://komonews.com/news/nation-world/trump-administration-rolls-back-obama-era-oil-train-safety-rules

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:08 PM

1. Wet kiss for the Koch Brothers,Carl Ichan,

Pickens,Ham,and of Anshutz of Union Pacific Rail.

Get ready for some nasty disasters.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:09 PM

2. I've traveled by train. It's slower, but I enjoyed it.

Looks like I wouldn't be doing anymore.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:27 PM

3. Any train tracks running right beside Trump Tower or Mar-a-lago??

Didn't think so..............

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:40 PM

4. I think there is a subway line running underneath a couple blocks or so away.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:45 PM

5. Is anyone surprised? Erasing Obama from history is the goal...

I am pretty sure eventually Trump will have the official list of Presidents changed to replace Obama's name with an asterisk that just says (*44 - Illegitimate Kenyan Muslim - disqualified from service)

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:03 PM

6. so whats next on this idiots list that Obams did

might as well get ready cause they are coming!!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:44 PM

7. OF COURSE HE DID.

HEY TRUMP I HEARD THAT OBAMA WANTED TO BUILD A WALL BETWEEN US AND MEXICO TOO.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:45 PM

8. Remember all those vids of horrendous fires/explosions

of oil trains Maddow showed?

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:47 PM

9. yea i do!

and here we go again

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:30 PM

10. What an asswipe. he does have a younger child (Barron), does he not even care about his future

on this earth.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:41 PM

11. Trump Administration adds cancer to school lunches, rolling back Obama regs.

Why not?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12:37 AM

12. "3 times the cost benefit"? What's the "cost" of a person u r calculating? Running Gov like busines

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 01:25 AM

13. Woooooo-uoooowah

Fuck Youuuuuuuuuuuuua!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 02:33 AM

14. Good Grief! Is there anything he isn't trying to make worse for this country???

And now he's expanded to make life worse elsewhere in the world...

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