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  • Hearing Examines Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fire Risk
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    Wildlfire Reduction

    Wildfire experts and government officials testified at a hearing on how wildfires can be reduced through the use of technology. Topics included budget cuts, climate change, better community…

  • Hearing Focuses on Athlete Safety
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    Athlete's Health and Safety

    Athletes that included Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams, doctors, and officials testified at a hearing on ways to improve the health and safety of athletes. Topics included opioid…

  • FDA Commissioner Nominee Scott Gottlieb Defends Against Accusations of Conflicts of Interest
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    Food and Drug Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb testified at a confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He said his priorities at the FDA would be combating opioid…

  • DC Metropolitan Area Transit System
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    D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld gave an update on the troubled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates the District of Columbia’s subway and bus system. He talked about how the agency…

  • Mark Rosekind Testifies on SelfDriving Cars
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    Self-Driving Cars

    Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), testified on self-driving cars. He addressed the benefits of automated vehicles saying this technology had the potential to…

  • Communicators with Mark Rosekind
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    Communicators with Mark Rosekind

    Mark Rosekind talked about guidelines for self-driving cars issued the previous week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Currently, individual states set separate…

  • Federal Officials Testify on Bioresearch Laboratory Security
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    Bioresearch Laboratory Security

    Federal officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing examining a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the oversight of dangerous pathogens at…

  • NTSB Chair Christopher Hart Discusses SelfDriving Cars
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    Self-Driving Cars

    Christopher Hart spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the development of self-driving cars, as well as recent safety incidents on trains, planes, and public transit. In his speech he…

  • Washington Journal Brigham McCown on Oil Transport Safety
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    Oil Transport Safety

    Brigham McCown talked about oil train derailments and pipeline spills and the debate over which mode of transportation is safest.

  • Hearing Focuses on the Public Safety Broadband Network
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    Public Safety Broadband Network

    State and federal officials testified at a hearing on the progress made on the deployment of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, a public safety broadband network created…

  • President Obama Signs Chemical Safety Bill
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    President Obama Signing Chemical Safety Bill

    President Obama signed into law H.R. 2576, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” which modernizes the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. In remarks, President…

  • Secretary Foxx Testifies on Implementation of Highway Spending Bill
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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed into…

  • Hearing on SelfDriving Cars
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    Self-Driving Cars

    Auto industry representatives and technology experts testified at a hearing about ongoing efforts to develop self-driving cars and the potential benefits for consumers. They also addressed…

  • Marie Therese Dominguez Discusses Transportation of Hazardous Materials
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    Transportation of Hazardous Materials

    Marie Therese Dominguez, administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), talked about safety concerns with oil and natural gas pipelines and the…

  • Hearing on DC Metrorail Safety
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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Services and Safety

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leaders and federal transportation safety officials testified at a hearing on safety concerns with the D.C. Metrorail system, and the recent…

  • emFoolproofem
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    Gregory Ip talked about his book Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe, in which he asks whether people are becoming less safe by protecting themselves from…

  • Defense Department Briefing on Anthrax Labs Review
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    Defense Department Anthrax Labs Review

    Army officials briefed reporters and responded to questions on the investigation into live anthrax specimens that were accidentally transferred to several laboratories in the U.S. and at…

  • Ralph Nader on emUnsafe at Any Speedem
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    Ralph Nader on Unsafe at Any Speed

    Ralph Nader spoke about his book, Unsafe at Any Speed, about the need for increased safety for vehicles. Many of his comments were directed at the Corvair automobile, which he believed to…

  • Communicators with Andrew Greenberg
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    Communicators with Andrew Greenberg

    Andrew Greenberg talked by video from New York City about the vulnerability of cars connected to the Internet. He had acted as a tester for “white hat” cybersecurity researchers who used their…

  • Washington Journal Elizabeth Grossman on Toxic Substances in Consumer Products
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    Toxic Substances in Consumer Products

    Elizabeth Grossman talked about the article she co-wrote for In These Times, “What We Didn’t Know Is Killing Us.” For the piece she investigated the scientific research cited when regulating toxic…

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