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Warner, Kaine Want Tougher Regulations After Spill

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have written a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx calling for stronger regulations on rail cars carrying crude oil following last weeks derailment in Lynchburg. Senator Kaine says it’s good news that American oil production has dramatically increased in recent years, but it makes the need to strengthen rail car regulations more urgent.

The Senators also say the public has a right to know what kind of hazardous materials are passing through their communities. They’re seeking improved communications with first responders.