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Rail Regs In Crosshairs After Emergency Brakes Rule Repeal

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 8:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's repeal of a 2015 rule requiring trains carrying crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids to be outfitted with advanced braking technology underscores that Obama-era regulations viewed as anti-business won't survive the Trump administration's relentless deregulatory push.

After completing an updated regulatory impact analysis on orders from Congress, the DOT said earlier this week that it will rescind a mandate for electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, or ECP brakes, that was finalized by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration as part of a May 2015 final rule establishing new tank car...

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