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BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer Who Ran For His Life From Exploding Oil "Bomb Train"

Steve Horn | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has responded defensively to the oil-by-rail lawsuit filed by former BNSF locomotive engineer Bryan Thompson, a case recently reported on by DeSmogBlog.

BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota "Bomb Train" Sues Former Employer

Steve Horn | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee who worked as a locomotive engineer on the company's oil-by-rail train that exploded in rural Casselton, North Dakota in December 2013 has sued his former employer.

Crude Oil Train Derails In Ontario, Canada

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green

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

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...

Rail Firm Behind Lac-Megantic Explosion Poorly Audited Before Disaster

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green

By Allison Lampert LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec, Aug 19 (Reuters) - The Canadian government did not adequately audit the rail company at the ...

Lac Megantic Remembers Canadian Oil Train Disaster, One Year Later

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

By Mathieu Belanger LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec, July 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of people gathered in the small town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec on...

When a Public Hearing Isn't for the Public; Oil Train Hearing in Spokane, WA Leaves Public Frustrated

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

If this truly was a hearing for Spokane, by Spokane, we most certainly would have seen, and would have been right to expect to see presentations or statements from various response or regulatory agencies in the area who would be responsible if something were to happen in Spokane.

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.

Buffett Sounds Off On Oil Tanker Safety

AP | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says it's clear that railroad tank cars carrying crude oil need to be updated because oil from certai...

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...

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 it...

Oil Companies Fined For Mislabeling Crude Shipments

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Three oil companies operating in North Dakota were fined $93,000 on Tu...

Without Keystone, Oil Trains Could Cause 6 Deaths A Year

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Replacing the Keystone XL pipeline with oil-laden freight trains from Canada may result in an average of six addit...

Train Hauling Crude Oil Derails On Philadelphia Bridge

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A freight train carrying crude oil derailed on Monday on a railroad br...