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For Immediate Release May 1, 2015

Obama Administration Leaves Explosive Oil Trains on the Rails for Years

Long phase-out of hazardous cars, inadequate speed limits, deficient tanker shells leave communities at risk of catastrophe

Washington, D.C. — Today the Department of Transportation (DOT) released long-awaited new safety standards for rail tank cars used to haul volatile Bakken and tar sands crude oil.

Citizens groups Earthjustice, ForestEthics, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper, Washington Environmental Council and Natural Resources Defense Council issued a critical assessment of the new rules with statements below:

The new standards call for a phase out over

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