After Norfolk derailment, Biden wants more funding for the EPA

Mar 16, 2023
The White House is proposing $12 billion to fund the agency, nearly 20% more than the EPA’s budget this year.
Ohio EPA Emergency Response looks for signs of fish and also agitates the water in Leslie Run creek following a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
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A toxic derailment, by the numbers

Mar 8, 2023
Thousands of people have been affected by the Norfolk Southern accident near East Palestine, Ohio, and the full scope of the disaster remains to be calculated.
 A Norfolk Southern train passes under a bridge in East Palestine, Ohio. On Feb. 3, an NS train carrying hazardous materials derailed, raising environmental concerns and stirring outrage from the town's residents.
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Rail companies push for newer oil tank cars to reduce accidents

Feb 17, 2014
Without mandatory regulation, the railroad industry looks to pricing as way to encourage safety.