NTSB Chair: Brake Rule Buttigieg Blamed Trump for Repealing 'Would Not Have Prevented' East Palestine Derailment

During an interview aired on Thursday's broadcast of CNN's "The Lead," National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy stated that while electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes would make things safer, when it comes to the East Palestine, Ohio derailment, "even with ECP brakes, the derailment would have occurred, the fire would have ensued, and the five vinyl chloride tank cars would still have to be vented and burned." And, at best, they possibly could have "reduced damage where a couple of cars could have remained on the tracks," but modeling still needs to be done to determine this.