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Average Ameriacn
Member
Sun Sep 30 10:31:39
That's why having a business man as President makes America great agian:
"the high costs of implementation outweighed the benefits"

http://www...hrahirji/oil-train-safety-rule

Trump Officials Just Killed A Safety Rule For Trains Carrying Oil

The costs of the safety rule outweighed the benefits, according to federal officials.

BuzzFeed News Reporter

Posted on September 24, 2018


The Trump administration on Monday rolled back a safety rule that would have required trains carrying oil and other flammable materials to install special brakes.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced the rule reversal online, citing an updated federal analysis that found the high costs of implementation outweighed the benefits. PHMSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The rule took effect in 2015 under the Obama administration, following a series of dangerous oil train explosions in Alabama, North Dakota, and elsewhere. Many of these past derailments have resulted in the release of hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil and have prompted local evacuations.



This reversal is just the latest example of the Trump administration undoing oil and gas safety and environmental regulations, coming just a week after the Interior Department axed a rule to curb the leaking of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas drilling on public land.

“The electronically controlled brakes would have been a long-awaited safety improvement,” Fred Millar, an independent consultant specializing in chemical safety and transport, told BuzzFeed News.

By undoing this and other safety rules, Millar said, “the cost will be borne by the people who die or are injured or who have terrible property damage.”

After the 2015 rule was finalized, giving oil-carrying trains until at least 2021 to install the new brake technology, Congress called for an updated analysis on its costs and benefits. Trump officials did that study and concluded in late 2017 that the brake requirements “are not economically justified.”

The Association of American Railroads last fall endorsed the rule’s repeal in its public comments submitted in response to the updated federal analysis.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 11:17:41

Sounds good.

hood
Member
Sun Sep 30 11:24:03
If you're retarded, anything sounds good.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 11:27:05

So, you only have enough intellect to insult rather than making a comment regarding the subject.


Cool.

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Sep 30 11:27:35
"citing an updated federal analysis"

done by Trump's favorite golf caddies perhaps?
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 11:30:18

No.

The decision was made by folks that President Trump put together to help the country to move forward rather than rubber stamping Obama's lame ideas.

Wrath of Orion
Member
Sun Sep 30 12:09:52
Sounds about as stupid as Retard Rod.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 12:48:28

You are not a nice person.

Paramount
Member
Sun Sep 30 13:41:06
”a series of dangerous oil train explosions”

So if people dies and if property is destroyed they can now sue Dishonest Donald for making it happen by scrapping the safety rules.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Sun Sep 30 13:59:14
I made a comment regarding the subject, Hack Rod. What's your problem?
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 14:48:04

It is just one rule.

The law was to put a special safety brake on trains that haul oil, and I assume other dangerous chemicals.

They did not elaborate about the brakes very much. So I am not sure if the brake would go on each car or just the engine. But, when you start putting a special brake on a train I would imagine it is very pricey.

But look at it this way. Your favorite Billionaire moves a lot of oil around the country by rail. He will save a lot of money.

hood
Member
Sun Sep 30 14:50:54
"So I am not sure if the brake would go on each car or just the engine."

Hot rod thinks brakes go on engines. And then he wonders why nobody takes anything he says seriously.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Sep 30 14:52:15
umm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_braking
hood
Member
Sun Sep 30 14:55:10
More retards talking.

One does not install a brake on an engine. Context is important, dipshit.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Sep 30 15:01:23
umm

http://en....mpression_release_engine_brake
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 15:08:25


I have no doubt you are correct but, obviously, the mechanism used to apply the brakes is located in the engine.

BTW, if they are moving an engine around the yard to hook it up to a train or if it is in the shop and is released for duty just how do they stop it without brakes of some sort?

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 15:08:53

Just curious.

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