Rail cars containing crude oil sit on railroad tracks in McClellan Park in North Highlands, just outside Sacramento, in March 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation has three times delayed adoption of rules to make tank cars that carry crude and other volatile liquids safer.
Rail cars containing crude oil sit on railroad tracks in McClellan Park in North Highlands, just outside Sacramento, in March 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation has three times delayed adoption of rules to make tank cars that carry crude and other volatile liquids safer. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
Rail cars containing crude oil sit on railroad tracks in McClellan Park in North Highlands, just outside Sacramento, in March 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation has three times delayed adoption of rules to make tank cars that carry crude and other volatile liquids safer. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file

Our View: Delays on safer rail cars are unacceptable

January 31, 2015 04:01 PM