AAR responds to US Dept. of Transportation's emergency order requiring railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions, says railroads have worked with emergency responders 'for years'

WASHINGTON , May 8, 2014 (press release) – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued the following statement in response to an Emergency Order issued today by the U.S. Department of Transportation requiring all railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) about these shipments.

“Freight railroads have for years worked with emergency responders and personnel to educate and inform them about the hazardous materials moving through their communities. These open and transparent communications will continue as railroads do all they can to comply with the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Order.”
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