U.S. withdraws crew proposal that came after oil-train explosions

FILE – This June 4, 2016 file photo provided by the Washington State Department of Ecology, shows scattered and burned oil tank cars after a train derailed and burned near Mosier, Ore. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members that was drafted in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. Transportation officials said Thursday, May 23, 2019 that a review of accident data did not support the notion that having one crew member is less safe than a multi-person crew. (Washington Department of Ecology via AP, File) LA421 LA421

Thursday's withdrawal marks the Trump administration's latest rollback of safety rules that were adopted under the previous administration despite opposition from the energy and transportation industries.

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