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Oil Train Derailment

Kate Sheppard

Firefighters' Union Says New Oil-By-Rail Rules Fall Short | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The largest union representing firefighters in North America said Tuesday that a new Department of Transportation rule for transporting ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Introduce Legislation After Series Of Oil Train Accidents | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic senators wants to improve the safety of transporting oil by rail in the United States, following a series of high-...

Top 10 Questions About Oil Trains: Industry Lobbies for Weak Rules While Derailment Fire Rages

Todd Paglia | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Todd Paglia

On Friday, March 6, while an oil train explosion in Illinois was still sending flames and black smoke into the air, railroad agents were in Washington, DC lobbying to weaken new train safety standards.

Crude Oil Train Derails In Ontario, Canada

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, March 7 (Reuters) - A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil derailed near the northern O...

No Spill Reported After Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail Near New Orleans

AP | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. ...

Fuel Trains Could Derail Up To 10 Times A Year, Feds Predict

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and JOSH FUNK | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the n...

Aerial Photos Show Just How Devastating An Oil Train Derailment Can Be

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green

When an oil train carrying more than 3 million gallons of crude derailed in West Virginia earlier this week, it left behind a stretch of blackened riv...

Oil Train Derailment Sends Crude Tanker Into River

AP | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green

MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a ...

Rise In Oil Train Traffic Prompts Worry About Path Through Urban Areas

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Disclosures from railroads about volatile oil shipments from the Northern Plains show dozens of the trains passing weekly thr...

California Needs Major Update To Oil Train Spill Preparedness

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 (Reuters) - California needs more safety inspections, better emergency response capabilities, a...

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.

Railroads Agree To Wide-Ranging Safety Measures After String Of Accidents

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN and JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-rangi...

Oil Train Accidents Spur Worry About Shipping Crude By Rail

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantitie...

U.S. Officials Call For More Safety For Oil By Rail

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

U.S. transportation officials said Thursday that companies need to come up with safer ways to transport oil on the nation's rail lines following some ...

Broken Axle Found At Scene Of Oil Train Derailment

AP | BLAKE NICHOLSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday they have recovered a broken axle at the scene of an oil train derailment and fire in sou...