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Hein Joins Experts to Discuss Oil-by-Rail

Jayni Hein, our policy director, presented today at a national conference on oil-by-rail policies, “Oil Train Response 2015: Community Risks & Solutions,” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Speaking on a panel entitled “Setting the Context,” Hein addressed past government responses and potential future policy changes. The conference, sponsored by the Heinz Endowments, offered stakeholders the opportunity to hear from experts about the scale and scope of this challenge, and participate in discussion sessions to explore solutions to better safeguard communities.

Hein has weighed in on the dangers of oil trains to communities in the past, submitting comments to The U.S. Department of Transportation and publishing a recent op-ed on the topic.