"Despite the combustibility of vinyl chloride, industry lobbyists have successfully limited many trains carrying the chemical from the most stringent federal regulations.
The industry group American Association of Railroads, of which Norfolk Southern is a member, has also fought stricter safety standards including an updated braking system."
Ohio’s 2023 Energy Corruption Recap
Recapping legal actions in the wake of Ohio’s biggest ever bribery and Racketeering case, generically known as the HB 6 Case, since it involved bribing legislators to help pass House Bill 6, a measure that forced Ohio ratepayers to subsidize failing nuclear and coal fired power plants.
Driver who ‘intentionally struck’ bicyclist in Parma wanted, police say
"Police said he man was behind the wheel of a silver Chevy Trax when he hit the bicyclist at Ridge Road and Gilbert Avenue on Oct. 4.
After striking the bicyclist, the driver took off and headed north on Ridge Road and then turned right onto Pearl Road, according to police.
Police did not report the condition of the bicyclist."
The Ohio legislature doesn't understand induced demand
"The interchange proposal, added to the final version of the state’s $13.5 billion transportation budget bill passed by the legislature, will supposedly ease congestion in heavily developed areas of Strongsville around the South Park Mall at State Route 82 and I-71."
Cleveland bike advocates rejoice after State Rep. Tom Patton pulls amendment that would have killed Midway project
"Cleveland bike advocates were feeling upbeat Thursday, a day after state Rep. Tom Patton said he’d withdraw a controversial amendment to the state transportation budget bill that would have killed a popular bike lane project planned for Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland."
Coal, Fossil Fuels at Heart of Ohio Racketeering, Corruption
"In addition to locking Ohio ratepayers into subsidizing uncompetitive coal powered plants, (even one that’s in Indiana), the state has paved the way for counties to bend to pressure and intimidation tactics and ban clean energy in their boundaries, but not extended that authority to cover fossil fuel development."