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How Have Democrats and Republicans Responded to East Palestine?

Governor Shapiro Joins U.S. EPA, Governor DeWine to Give Update on the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment in East Palestine
Commonwealth Media Services
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Pennsylvania Gov. Joseph Shapiro, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and other local leaders provide an update on the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine on Feb. 21.

The recovery and cleanup effort following the train derailment in East Palestine Ohio is now entering its fourth week. Residents on both sides of the Ohio-Pennsylvania border initially complained that they weren’t getting enough help or attention.

But WESA’s Oliver Morrison reports that last week politicians at every level were jostling to show concern.

(Original air-date: 2/28/23)

Oliver Morrison is a general assignment reporter at WESA. He previously covered education, environment and health for PublicSource in Pittsburgh and, before that, breaking news and weekend features for the Wichita Eagle in Kansas. He started his career in New York reporting for local and national publications like City Limits and The Atlantic. He taught English and theater in the Arkansas Delta for seven years before switching careers in 2013. Oliver is a graduate of Deep Springs College, the University of Oxford and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.