"Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks In Focus On Visit To Ohio Toxic Train Site"

"Former president criticizes Biden administration’s response to train derailment in East Palestine as he visits town".

"Donald Trump’s record of rolling back environmental protections was highlighted by critics on Wednesday as the ex-president visited the town of East Palestine, Ohio, and called the federal response to the toxic train derailment there earlier this month a “betrayal” .

Trump’s administration, which rolled back more than 100 environmental rules in total, watered down several regulations at the behest of the rail industry.

He withdrew an Obama-era plan to require faster brakes on trains carrying highly flammable materials, shelved a rule that demanded at least two crew members on freight trains and dropped a ban on transporting liquified natural gas by rail, despite fears this could cause explosions."

The Guardian had the story Febrary 22, 2023.


"Trump Visits East Palestine, Seeking to Draw Contrast With Biden" (New York Times)

"Ex-President Doles Out ‘Trump Water’ In Ohio" (E&E News)


Source: Guardian, 02/23/2023