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Transit Regulators Float Rule to Prevent Exploding Oil Trains

10:40 a.m. -- The Transportation Department unveiled plans Wednesday to improve the safety of trains hauling crude oil at a time when use of railways to move growing U.S. supplies is surging. The draft regulation follows a series of accidents. It would require reduced speeds for trains hauling flammable materials, new braking system requirements, and the phase-out of a type of older tank cars. -- Ben Geman

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