Train safety talks in Washington: Oil industry reps withold important information and stall process

 By Joan Lowy (Associated Press).


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Deborah Hersman 

Washington D.C.  Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they’re needed and if so, who should pay.

Pie de la resistance: The oil industry claim safety standards are not “data driven” and delay change.