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Owens applauds new oil tanker precautions

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The U.S. Transportation Department is issuing an emergency order requiring railroads to inform state emergency management officials before moving large shipments of crude oil through their states.

The department is also urging railroads to use the most protective type of rail tank cars to ship the oil and to avoid, when possible, using older model tanks cars.

New York Congressman Bill Owens is applauding the announcement, but says more is needed to protect local communities from major disasters.

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