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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed

Steve Horn | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trai...

Kate Sheppard

Exploding Trains Spark Debate Over Safety Of Shipping Crude Oil

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The agency that oversees pipeline and hazardous material safety in the United States issued a warning late Thursday that oil extracted f...

Federal Pipeline Regulatory Body Re-Opens Line Causing Biggest Fracked Oil Spill in US History

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A month after over 865,200 gallons of oil spilled from Tesoro Logistics' 6-inch pipeline near Tioga, North Dakota, the cause of the leak is still largely unknown to anyone but Tesoro. The pipeline resumed operations today.

Kate Sheppard

Pipeline Regulators Spent More Time With Industry Than On Oil Spills (REPORT)

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department office charged with overseeing the 2.6 million miles of pipelines in the United States is spending more ti...

Feds Say Major New York Gas Pipeline Poses Safety Risk

Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

by Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica A major natural gas pipeline stretching across southern New York may be at risk of rupturing and poses a safety thr...

Lucia Graves

Regulators Block Restart Of Keystone Oil Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration blocked a Canadian company from restarting its controversial oil pipeline on Friday, concluding that "continued...

Natural Gas Pipeline Crisis Plans Kept From Public

AP | SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are examining whether the California utility whose natural gas pipeline explosion killed at least eight peopl...

El Paso Corp. Fined $2.3 million For Wyoming Pipeline Explosion

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department said Tuesday it has fined the El Paso Corp. and a Colorado subsidiary $2.3 million for safety violati...