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Bakken Oil Trains

Elected Officials Join the Call to Stop Oil Trains: 2016 #StopOilTrains Week of Action

Todd Paglia | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

This week people gather at 60 events across North America to mark the third anniversary of the Lac Megantic oil train disaster. Stand organizes the St...

Propane "Mega-Bomb" Trains: What Could Go Wrong?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Transportation forecasts 207 train derailments over the next 20 years involving oil and ethanol trains, causing billions of dollars in damages and untold loss of life. Now we have a new type of "bomb train" to add to the list: propane bomb trains.

WATCH: Pacific Northwest Residents Fear Oil Train Crash

Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

As more and more oil is extracted from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and shipped by rail to Oregon and Washington, concerns are growing t...

Investigation: Oil Train Risks Were Known Before Crashes

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Several recent deadly and destructive derailments have drawn greater attention to using railroads to ship crude oil, but a new NBC News investigation ...