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Propane Train Derailment Causes Evacuation Of Nearby Homes

AP | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota...

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

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

Steve Horn | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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...

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale basin.

North Dakota Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Time around, due to the North Dakota Public Records Statute, Big Rail and Big Oil didn't get away with it.

White House Meeting Logs: Big Rail Lobbying Against 'Bomb Train' Regulations It Publicly Touts

Steve Horn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Big Rail has talked a big game to the public about its desire for increased safety measures for its trains carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale. What happens behind closed doors, the meeting logs show, tells another story.

Explosive Virginia Train Carried Fracked Bakken Oil, Headed to Potential Export Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

What the industry and oil-soaked politicians are unlikely to discuss, though, is the Plains All American connection to Keystone XL. That connection comes in the form of Cushing, Oklahoma, home of another key Plains crude oil holding facility.

Days Before Casselton Oil Train Explosion, Obama Signed Bill Hastening Fracking Permits on ND Public Lands

Steve Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on public lands in the Bakken Shale basin, located predominantly in North Dakota.

Warren Buffett Buys Stake in Pipeline Company on Same Day as North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

Steve Horn | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.

Watch What Happens Next

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.20.2012 | Green

Nobody was hurt in a mudslide in Everett, Wash., that derailed seven cars of a train on Monday. But the accident made for dramatic viewing. Cell ph...

Railroads Charged With Price-Fixing

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 08.07.2011 | Denver

OMAHA, Neb. — Oxbow Mining filed a federal antitrust lawsuit Tuesday against Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, saying the railroad...

Buffett's Berkshire Makes Big Bet On Lubricants Company

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BANGALORE: Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to buy lubricants maker Lubrizol Corp for $9 billion to tap rising demand fo...

WATCH: Buffett Wants To Add American Companies To His 'Zoo'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the weekend, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett wrote to shareholders saying he had reloaded his "elephant gun" and that his "trigger finger" ...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Loses Its AAA Rating

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Standard & Poor's has followed through on its warning and lowered Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s long-term credit rating Thursday as th...