Norfolk Southern CEO apologizes for Ohio crash, but won’t back bipartisan rail safety bill

‘It’d be a good start by Norfolk Southern to tell us … in addition to what more they’re going to do for the people of Ohio and Pennsylvania … that they support the bill,’ U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said

By: - March 10, 2023 12:52 pm

Photo of the East Palestine train derailment from the U.S. EPA.

The CEO of Norfolk Southern, the railroad operating the train that last month derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, apologized for the derailment at a U.S. Senate hearing Thursday, but declined solicitations to endorse a bipartisan rail safety bill.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.