Illinois Mayors Worry About Trains Transporting Crude Oil

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As mayors of towns in the Chicago suburbs Karen Darch, mayor of Barrington, IL, and Tom Weisner, mayor of Aurora, IL,  have seen rail freight traffic quadruple due to a rail merger between Canadian National Railway and EJ&E Railway. These trains contain crude oil, and fearing a disaster similar to the tragedy in Lac-Megantic, the mayors have formed a coalition to increase safety regulations on crude oil transport. Mayors Darch and Weisner tell us about their concerns and the regulations they want to put in place. They co-wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal.