Republican Rob Mercuri gets key endorsement from Koch-funded super PAC

BY: - September 23, 2023

Pennsylvania Rep. Rob Mercuri, who is running against U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio for Congress, received a key endorsement this week from a super PAC funded by the conservative Koch brothers’ network. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Action said in a news release this week it was endorsing Mercuri (R-Allegheny) and several other “key races for the […]

Deluzio pushes for passage of rail safety legislation

BY: - September 8, 2023

DARLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. –U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio, D-17th District, on Friday called for Congress to move forward with legislation he introduced in March that would tighten regulations and penalties for railroads.  Deluzio and Rep. Nick LaLota, R-N.Y., introduced the legislation in the aftermath of the February Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, just across […]

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Pa. Sens. Fetterman, Casey and Ohio’s Brown introduce new rail safety legislation

BY: - March 30, 2023

Democratic U.S. Sens. John Fetterman and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio have introduced new rail safety legislation, following last month’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern train near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. It’s the first piece of legislation Fetterman has introduced as a U.S. Senator.

Jessica Conard of East Palestine has become a reluctant community advocate

BY: - March 23, 2023

'We've been robbed of our peace of mind. And we're in this position now because Norfolk Southern puts profits over people and they've caused this environmental disaster,' she said.

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What hazardous materials travel on trains around New Jersey? It’s a secret

BY: - March 22, 2023

The Association of American Railroads lists 18 pages of hazardous materials transported by rail around the country.


The East Palestine disaster could happen anywhere in Pennsylvania | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2023

This was no unexpected event or unpredictable tragedy. It was a ticking time bomb.

Shapiro says Norfolk Southern’s response to East Palestine derailment and fire put first responders and residents at ‘significant risk’

BY: - February 14, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro released a strongly worded letter to the president of Norfolk Southern on Tuesday, criticizing the railroad’s unilateral decision-making in the aftermath of the Feb. 3 derailment of a train loaded with hazardous chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio. Shapiro’s letter to Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw followed a meeting with elected […]