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Crude Oil Trains

Another Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails, This Time In Illinois

AP | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois on Thursday, bursting into flames and prompting officials to...

The Fight to Stop a Boom in California's Crude by Rail

Tara Lohan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Tara Lohan

By 2016 the amount of crude by rail entering California is expected to increase by a factor of 25. That's assuming the industry gets its way in creating more crude-by-rail stations at refineries and oil terminals. And that's no longer looking like a sure thing.

Fed Measures on Crude Oil Fall Short, Put Hudson River at Risk

Ned Sullivan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

The federal government has the responsibility to ensure the public's safety. Until Washington steps up and fulfills this obligation, we'll have to keep on holding our breath.

Washington Residents Rail Against Crude Oil Shipments

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Numerous speakers told a state Senate committee Tuesday that they oppose the rapid increase in railcars carrying crude oil fro...

Rail Town Residents Fear Impacts Of Increased Oil Train Traffic

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

By Joshua Schneyer, Rory Carroll and Richard Valdmanis May 25 (Reuters) - Albany, New York Sheriff Craig Apple assured a room of conce...

The Inland Northwest Fight to Avoid Becoming the Next Bomb Train Story

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

You'd be hard-pressed to find another scenario so ripe with risk, uncertainty and horrific examples of failure, while simultaneously unimpeded by regulators or even common sense safety measures.

Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management offic...

Backers: Report On Rail Risks Boosts Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the lo...

NTSB: Oil Train Crash Risks 'Major Loss Of Life'

AP | Joan Lowy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators are warning that a "major loss of life" could result from an accident involving the increasing use ...

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 ...