Government & Politics

July 23, 2014 7:38 PM

Government proposes to retire older railroad tank cars that transport oil

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx outlined the long-expected proposals more than a year after a deadly derailment in Quebec focused government and public scrutiny on the rising volumes of crude oil shipped by train. As oil production in Canada and North Dakota has risen sharply, so have oil shipments by rail through hubs such as Kansas City.

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