New federal rules aim to tackle the safety of oil trains

Aired: 5/20/2015 | 0:08:59 | Clip
In North Dakota, nearly a million barrels of crude oil are extracted from the ground each day, and instead of pipelines, most of it is transported by rail. Now, prompted by a series of catastrophic accidents, the Department of Transportation has proposed a plan that could cost the industry $2.5 billion to phase out older cars they say are more prone to rupture. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports.