By M Dowling
The MSM is blaming Donald Trump for the Northern Southern Rail accident in East Palestine, Ohio. Even Fox is reporting this fake news. It’s absolutely untrue.
Fox News finally admits the truth to its viewers— the Trump administration succumbed to nscorp / railroad lobbyists to undo the Obama-era rules that would have required improved train brakes for hazardous materials.pic.twitter.com/k4k6u0Fa1h…
— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) February 23, 2023
To begin with, the requirement for ECP brakes was enacted in the Obama era. It exclusively applied to trains classified as High-Hazard Flammable Train, or HHFT. However, THAT train in Ohio was classified as a general merchandise freight train, NOT an HHFT.
Back in 2015, Obama modified the definition of HHFT due to lobbying from the industry. Vinyl chloride, both hazardous and flammable according to NIH, was excluded from that scope.
Politicians and lamestream media keep bashing Trump for his decision to rescind the ECP rule. But the $6 million in contributions from lobbyists to Congress under Obama might have dissuaded Mr. Obama. Obama sided with the lobbyists. The PEAK came in the 2014 cycle when the Obama administration was considering the HHFT rule.
The 2018 rule never applied to this train since Obama omitted vinyl chloride.
This is Norfolk Southern, the company responsible for the accident in Ohio that lobbied.
And this is the chemical industry, which Obama chose to believe more other than NTSB, the federal agency in charge of train crashes investigations.
One problem is that OBAMA bent over to lobbyists from the industry and freed these railroad companies from obligations to install advanced brakes when carrying hazardous materials.
Another problem was an important train protection system called positive train control, or PTC.
Again, Obama failed the public under pressure from big-corp lobbyists. PTC was designed to check that trains are moving safely and stop them when not. Thanks to George W. Bush, most of our rail network has a form of PTC now, thanks to George W. Bush. He signed the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which set a deadline of 2015 for the implementation of PTC. However, Obama delayed the deployment when he was in power by extending the compliance deadline by five years because railroad companies complained about insufficient funding.
The railroad industry spent an historical amount on lobbying between 2008 and 2014.
Finally, under Trump’s presidency, safeguard systems were installed on all required railroads. As for Biden, it is well-known that he turned his back on railroad workers and unions and called their strikes illegal. Many workers were laid off after that, and most railroads have maintenance issues now due to labor shortages. Apparently, he preferred big corporations to poor innocent American people, just like Democrats focus more on piling up military aid amid interests of the military-industrial complex.
They always look for Scapegoats all the time just look after mass shooting the M.S. Media bottom feeders blame Guns The Gun Lobby(NRA)Gun Stores Gun Owners Etc. they also blame our modern way we live for Global Warming/Climate and blaming TRUMP for this Ohio accident further proves the M.S. Media Including Fox is leftists Propaganda not real news
Every mass shooting represents a firearm in the hands of someone who shouldn’t have been allowed to have one. This should not be difficult to figure out.
Apparently this isn’t as intuitive as you would think since Democrat prosecutors and judges keep releasing violent criminals to continue their criminal careers and kill people.
Hunter Biden lied on a federal form to obtain a gun, nothing was done about it, enforcement of laws rather than making new ones that get ignored by criminals might be a good idea. But deflection is not a cure for finger pointing do nothing Biden officials.
Bidens admin sent the rail unions back to work under very dangerous conditions. He crowed about it. Buttihead admitted this happens all the time, derailments.
Changing the subject to guns? you are really a moron.
Release of the chemicals into the ground, waterways and the air is the fault of bidens EPA. There is evidence of criminal culpability having violated both the clean air and clean water acts..
President Trump Provides Timeline of Biden and Buttigieg Activities Past 20 Days While Ignoring East Palestine, Ohio
I don’t expect a lot of corrections will be going out regarding the blame initially heaped upon Trump. The wreck is barely the point; accidents happen, incompetence happens. But the reaction to the wreck is the major problem. The government, that usually likes to have its mitts in EVERYTHING decided to just let the railroad do what they thought was best. What they thought was best was to get the area cleared off as quickly as possible, repair the tracks and get trains moving again.
The same organization that wants control over every water puddle just looked the other way while Norlolk Southern dumped deadly poison onto the ground and set fire to it. As far as the federal government was concerned, problem solved. Time for some more “personal time”.
Greene has been criticized for suggesting state go out more on their own, but unless this federal government want to meddle and control something, the states are already having to fend for themselves… unless Trump openly embarrasses the federal government.