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Mar 1, 2023 The Lever
On this week’s Lever Time: David speaks with Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-Penn.) about the latest efforts to hold railroad companies accountable.
🎧 LEVER TIME: How to Derail the Anti-Safety Train Lobby (w/ Rep. Chris Deluzio)

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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