Multiple Federal Agencies Supporting East Palestine, Contrary to Partisan Claims
The people affected by the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, do not qualify for direct financial aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But FEMA and other federal agencies have been assisting since the accident there in early February. Social media posts have misleadingly claimed that the federal government has denied aid.
Within three hours of when Norfolk Southern reported a train derailment in eastern Ohio on Feb. 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was on the scene.
The EPA is one of several federal agencies that has responded to the accident, in which 11 freight cars carrying toxic chemicals derailed...