On Sunday, July 20, 2014, more than month after a train derailment in Buhl, Ala., several tank cars that were carrying fuel oil remain on their sides near people's homes. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced proposals Wednesday to improve the transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail, including higher construction standards for tank cars carrying flammable liquids. (Curtis Tate/MCT)
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, more than month after a train derailment in Buhl, Ala., several tank cars that were carrying fuel oil remain on their sides near people's homes. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced proposals Wednesday to improve the transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail, including higher construction standards for tank cars carrying flammable liquids. (Curtis Tate/MCT)
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, more than month after a train derailment in Buhl, Ala., several tank cars that were carrying fuel oil remain on their sides near people's homes. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced proposals Wednesday to improve the transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail, including higher construction standards for tank cars carrying flammable liquids. (Curtis Tate/MCT)

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July 23, 2014 5:10 PM

DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oil

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