Attorneys general seek new rules for crude oil by rail
May 24, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Six Democratic state attorneys general including New York's are asking federal regulators to place new restrictions on crude oil trains that pass through their states.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) says these trains can carry crude oil through densely populated areas such as downtown Albany without any limit on explosiveness or flammability.
Concerns about the oil trains have grown since a 2013 tanker explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec.
Schneiderman and attorneys general from California, Illinois, Maine, Maryland and Washington s...