AURORA –(ENEWSPF)--January 22, 2016. In response to safety concerns raised by the rapid increase of trains carrying volatile crude oil and ethanol across the country, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL-11) today met with Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner and local stakeholders to discuss actions to strengthen tank cars and prevent derailments. Durbin and Foster highlighted recently-enacted legislation that includes several improvements to rail safety.
“Just five years ago, very little crude oil was hauled by the nation’s railroads. Today, more than 1.1 million barrels per day . . .