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Gazette Editorial

Feds shouldn't wait on rail safety

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We’re glad to see that some railroads and oil shippers are acting on their own to reduce the threat of accidents involving tanker cars, like the disastrous one that destroyed a town and killed 47 people in Quebec last year. But voluntary actions aren’t enough. The federal government must require leasing companies and shippers who own the older tanker cars that have been involved in this and other accidents, to either take them out of ...

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