New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s veto of an oil train safety bill that would increase transparency and accountability among freight train companies sparked a protest Tuesday, Aug. 22, with public safety and environmental advocates calling on state legislators to override the veto. The bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, “would require railroads to submit disaster response and cleanup plans to state officials, make their bridge inspection reports available to the state Department of Transportation and disclose routing and volume information publicly to assist emergency response personnel,” according to NorthJersey.com. The legislation is one of several bills being ... Read More
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