Multiple witnesses invited to testify at 'Life After the Train Derailment' hearing in East Palestine
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair, Cathy McMorris Rogers along with Valley Congressman and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair, Bill Johnson have announced on Friday that multiple individuals have been invited to testify at a field hearing in East Palestine on Septmeber 22.
The purpose of the hearing, called "Life After the Train Derailment: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability for the People of East Palestine" is to continue building trust with the communities affected by the derailment, as well as officials working to return the village back to normal according to Rogers and Johnson.
"We look forward to hearing from community and local business leaders, the Ohio EPA and Norfolk Southern about the effects of the derailment, the ongoing cleanup efforts and the actions being taken to address potential residual environmental hazards," the chairs said.
The chairs have invited the following individuals to testify at the event.
- Alan Shaw (CEO of Norfolk Southern)
- Trent Conaway (Mayor of East Palestine)
- Tom Brittain (Owner of Brittain Motors)
- Anne Vogel (Director of the Ohio EPA)
The hearing will take place Friday, September 22 at the American Legion Hall (140, N. Walnut Street) at 10:00 a.m. and will be open to the public.
If you can't make it in person, it will also be live streamed here.