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History of Bad Policy May Have Led to Ohio Derailment; CDC Changed Vinyl Chloride Info Just Before Disaster

The blame game has begun over who was responsible for the recent train derailment and chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio. Democrats are blaming former President Donald Trump for repealing a train brake regulation in 2017. Yet the real debate goes back much further — and may even be associated with recent calls for a rail strike that was blocked by President Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, the CDC updated its public information page on vinyl chloride shortly before the disastrous train crash that spilled the same chemical. Among the recent changes that had been made to the entry was the removal of the Public Health Statement, which details the possible health impacts of the toxic chemical.

In this live Q&A with Crossroads host, Joshua Philipp, we’ll discuss these stories and others, and answer questions from our audience.

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