The nation’s thirst for oil is likely to keep weak and outdated railcars moving flammable crude through American cities for years, even if regulators require upgrades to the cars at a cost that could exceed $1 billion.
Business advocates consider the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision backing cities’ rights to fight the state’s new gas drilling law a major setback. Environmentalists cheered the decision, saying it strengthens the hand that environmental considerations will play in government decisions.
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