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Senate Rejects Rail Rerouting, but House Panel Approves

1:43 PM MDT | March 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Jahn: Proposal poses more danger. The Senate voted 73-25 to reject an amendment proposed by Senator Joe Biden (D., DE) to require the rerouting of hazardous rail cargo around population centers and other high-threat areas. The Senate approved a motion by Senator Susan Collins (R., ME) to withdraw the Biden amendment from consideration. However, the House Homeland Security Committee approved a similar amendment proposed by Representative Ed Markey (D., MA) to require the rerouting. Markey, who attached the amendment to a comprehensive rail security bill, reminded...

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