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Oil Train Safety

Derailment Fuels Fears Around Propane Facility

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Isaiah Thompson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by Isaiah Thompson of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collaboration with The...

Kate Sheppard

Transportation Department Releases New Safety Rules For Oil By Rail | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation announced new regulations for transporting oil and other flammable liquids by rail on Friday, foll...

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.

Just How Dangerous Is It To Ship Oil By Rail?

Climate Desk | James West | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When the State Department issued its lo...

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 ...