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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...

Safety Concerns Mount As Rail Shipments Of Oil Grow

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

More oil was delivered by rail in the United States during the first four months of the year than in any other period in history, according to the Ass...

Enviro Groups Want An End To Crude Oil Transport By Rail

Ned Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

A surge in the volume of crude oil transported across the U.S. -- and down the Hudson River, where our two organizations are engaged in protecting irreplaceable natural resources -- has greatly increased the likelihood of serious accidents.

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.

Oil Train Derails In Lynchburg, Virginia, Sparking Fire

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

A CSX train derailed near downtown Lynchburg, Virginia around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and calls to avoid part of the city as fla...

Jack Daniel's Toasts Failure Of Proposed Whiskey Tax

AP | By JOE EDWARDS | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jack Daniel's officials are toasting the defeat of a proposal to tax whiskey at its celebrated Tennessee distillery. The Moore Co...

6 Questions for an Atheist Undercover in an Evangelical Church

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

If evangelical Christians believed they not only had a right to meddle in what I believed, but also in how my government operated, I thought I had a right to know who they were.