"Biden Confronts Unfinished Business With Ohio Train Wreck"

"Stalled efforts to reform the nation’s rail safety and chemical oversight as well as lingering toxic exposure concerns will loom over President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to the Ohio town devastated by last year’s train wreck.

A year later, there’s still work left to do in East Palestine, and the government hasn’t followed through on promises to make rail transportation safer.

And while no one died or was seriously injured in the wreck, many residents remain worried about the long-term health effects of the accident."

Mike Lee, Kevin Bogardus, and Ellie Borst report for E&E News February 5, 2024.


"Corporate Cash Derails Train Safety Bill" (The Lever)

"Rail Safety Reform Efforts Stalled In Congress A Year After Ohio Train Derailment" (AP)

"A Year On, A Small Ohio Town Is Recovering From A Fiery Train Derailment But Health Fears Persist" (AP)

"Biden Administration Announces $1.4 Billion To Improve Rail Safety And Boost Capacity In 35 States" (AP)

"Pennsylvania Lawmakers Say They Can Not Wait For Congress To Pass Railway Safety Act" (WHTM)

"Railroads Say They’re Making Safety Changes To Reduce Derailments After Fiery Ohio Crash" (AP)

Source: E&E News, 02/06/2024