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Oil train troubles won't go away

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Wednesday’s train derailment in Lynchburg, Va. offered a most timely reminder about the public safety threat inherent in shipping oil by rail. It was a day the federal Transportation Department announced it had forwarded to the White House a long-awaited proposal for new rules governing the practice. In a related move, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote the president urging his prompt attention on the matter, which obviously affects upstate New York — and especially Albany. That’s ...

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