“The culprit is corporate greed, not a secret conspiracy.”
By Julia Conley. Published 2-28-2023 by Common Dreams
Shortly after two progressive lawmakers unveiled legislation that would require more stringent federal regulations for trains carrying hazardous materials, a train carrying propane fuel through Manatee County, Florida derailed and made the latest case for far-reaching action, according to advocates.
Brittany Muller of WFLA News Channel 8reported that “one tanker carrying 30,000 gallons of propane has rolled off the tracks.”
South Manatee Fire Rescue was responding to the derailment, Muller said, in which at least six train cars had left the tracks. Continue reading