He's asking transportation leaders in the industry for more accountability, pushing for stronger regulation.
"What is the volatility of this Bakken oil? How are we going to notify the communities that these hundred plus car trains are going through their community? How are we going to make sure these emergency responders are trained to handle these types of situations?"
Bakken crude is now transported 48 times more often than it was in 2008. Warner wants a new governor's task force to focus on how to better transport it, noting the train cars that exploded in Lynchburg are the newest and safest model available. "So the question is, is even the newest model safe enough for this Bakken crude?"
All questions the Governors task force will be examining over the next year so that new regulations and legislation on the state and federal level can be put into a place to avoid another explosion.
Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) will meet with federal, state and local agencies to discuss new regulations and initiatives following April's train derailment in Lynchburg.
Warner will be speaking directly to leaders from the Department of Transportation Pipelines, Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, CSX and the Lynchburg Fire Department.
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