July 23, 2014 6:59 PM

Feds propose phasing out older crude-oil train tank cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phase-out of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Officials in California and Sacramento applauded the move by the federal transportation agency. But some local leaders say they want the federal government to be do more.

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