The train derailment in Ohio has sparked a sub-story about ending regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration but were rolled back by the Trump administration. Although it is unclear whether the regulations are related to the incident in East Palestine, Ohio, the topic has garnered attention from both sides of the political spectrum. Right-wing media sees it as an opportunity to criticize President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, while most on the left are concerned about the potential dangers of deregulation. Fox News even mentioned the issue of the regulatory changes and pointed out that Trump rolled back train safety rules. The regulations in question were designed to require railroads to update their braking systems, specifically for trains that carry hazardous materials. This could end up being yet another example of right-wing deregulation leading to a tragic result.
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