Every day, trains filled with highly explosive oil are barreling their way across America, putting millions of lives at risk. We’ve recently seen just how hazardous these trains can be after a string of destructive derailments.
Now, some lawmakers in Washington are trying to slow these trains down. This week, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation that is supposed to protect people from these oil train disasters. But is that legislation really enough to protect us from giant bombs on wheels?
America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, discusses this with Tyson Slocum, director of the Public Citizen Energy Program.
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