This past weekend’s train derailment and ensuing controlled chemical release in East Palestine, Ohio, begs the question of how toxic accidents like this can occur. According to a blockbuster new report from The Lever, over the past few years, the rail industry helped kill a federal safety rule aimed at upgrading train braking systems, and industry lobbyists convinced regulators to exempt trains like the one that derailed in Ohio from being regulated as “high-hazard flammable trains.”

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