U.S. Senate leader calls for safety audit into all major railroads after Ohio derailment

By: - March 15, 2023 4:19 pm

Machinery is situated Feb. 14, 2023, along rail tracks in East Palestine, Ohio. A train operated by Norfolk Southern derailed on Feb. 3, 2023, releasing toxic fumes and forcing evacuation of residents. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)


Map of U.S. Class I freight railroads created with U.S. Federal Rail Administration tool and data. (Jacob Fischler/States Newsroom)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.