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

Railroad company spent $3.4 billion on stock buybacks last year, while it has cut 38% of its workforce in the last 10 years, Ohio senator says

By: - March 9, 2023 6:49 pm
Ohio train derailment

On Feb. 3, a Norfolk Southern Railway train derailed in East Palestine, a town of nearly 5,000 residents, leading to the release of dangerous chemicals through a controlled burn to prevent an explosion. It forced residents to evacuate the area. (Courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

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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.