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The Trump Admin’s Misleading Justifications for Repealing This Oil Train Safety Rule

On December 4, the Department of Transportation ( DOT ) announced it would repeal a critical safety regulation for modern braking systems on the same oil trains which have derailed, spilled oil, caught fire, exploded, and even killed dozens in multiple high profile accidents in recent years.  The regulation, released by the DOT 's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in mid 2015, required that oil trains have modern electronically controlled pneumatic ( ECP ) braking systems by 2021.
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