In the new episode of our weekly podcast Lever Time, David Sirota talks with U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-Penn.) about the fear, anger, and mistrust felt by many of his constituents in the aftermath of the Norfolk Southern train derailment disaster.
The freshman congressman talks about the latest efforts to hold these giant railroad companies accountable, the runaway deregulation that has put communities at risk, and his hopes for bipartisan movement toward fixing the real problems. In fact, just after taping this interview, Deluzio and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to tighten safety regulations on trains hauling “high-hazard” flammable materials.
A rough transcript of the episode is available here.
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