USA Today quotes Global Energy Center Distinguished Senior Fellow Cynthia Quarterman on the recent derailments of crude oil trains and what can be done to increase safety measures:

“The more I think about it, the more I think that the ECP brakes may be more important than the tank car itself, because it would stop the pileup of the cars when there’s a derailment or when there’s a need to brake in a very quick fashion,” Cynthia Quarterman, who stepped down last year as the head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), told me the other day.


When I was in government and today I continue to say that the question is more complicated than just the tank car,” said Quarterman, who at PHMSA, which is part of DOT, oversaw development of the pending government policy. “It really needs a multifaceted solution.”

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