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2015/04/01 06:21
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Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., recognize that in a bill they are sponsoring. It would promote new investments in railroads. As Manchin points out, the federal permitting process...
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2015/03/31 05:42
2015/03/31 05:42
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday. Under...
2015/03/30 19:23
2015/03/30 19:23
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While some government and industry officials have repeatedly said there’s no silver bullet to improve the safety of oil trains, a persistent problem runs through every new derailment: the tank...
2015/03/30 04:44
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Columbus Dispatch Almost 1.4 million Ohioans live within a half-mile of railroad lines where some of the most-volatile crude oil in North America rolls by each week, a Columbus Dispatch analysis has...
2015/03/29 12:12
2015/03/29 12:12
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Published: Sunday, 3/29/2015 - Updated: 36 seconds ago SPECIAL REPORT: CRUDE CONSIDERATIONSRecent derailments have raised questions of safety, method of transporting oilPipelines and tank cars both...
2015/03/27 05:56
2015/03/27 05:56
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In 2008, concerned about poor service, unreliability, and delays resulting from freight traffic congestion, Congress granted the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Amtrak joint authority to...
2015/03/25 06:50
2015/03/25 06:50
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RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) � America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $9 billion. But experts tell The Associated Press that it won't...
2015/03/21 22:43
2015/03/21 22:43
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WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Sen. Al Franken asked the Federal Railroad Administration to consider rerouting trains carrying volatile Bakken crude oil from North Dakota so they do not pass through...
2015/03/20 22:18
2015/03/20 22:18
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Should we be worried about shipping crude oil by rail? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that it's complicated. And this mode of transporting oil isn't going away anytime soon. The rate...
2015/03/16 13:44
2015/03/16 13:44
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After a string of deadly train crashes, a pair of angry U.S. senators stood in New York's Grand Central Terminal four months ago to denounce the Federal Railroad Administration as a "lawless agency, a...
2015/03/14 13:44
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered rail tank car owners to replace defective valves that cause oil to spill from moving trains and never approved for installation on...
2015/03/13 20:21
2015/03/13 20:21
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Created: 03/13/2015 3:18 PM KSTP.com The Canadian government has proposed tough new standards for rail tank cars used to transport crude oil in response to a string of fiery crashes. The proposal,...
2015/03/12 21:29
2015/03/12 21:29
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Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., is urging Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to finalize proposed new safety guidelines for rail tank cars. The Department of Transportation has already missed a...
2015/03/12 14:52
2015/03/12 14:52
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Canadian Government Proposes Safer Oil Tank Cars Firefighters douse blazes after a train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Quebec on July 6, 2013. Forty-seven people were killed in the...
2015/03/12 10:26
2015/03/12 10:26
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Emergency management officials want trains laden with dangerous chemicals to slow down as they approach the Louisville metro area from Southern Indiana. The city's public...
2015/03/11 23:11
2015/03/11 23:11
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GALENA, Ill. (AP) — In a story March 5 about a train derailment in northern Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity...
2015/03/10 05:14
2015/03/10 05:14
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Federal report: 200 crude oil train derailments predicted over the next 20 yearsPosted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:14 AM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:25 AM EDT Millions of gallons of crude...
2015/03/09 18:29
2015/03/09 18:29
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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ducked a major ruling on whether Amtrak, the government-owned passenger rail company, wields too much clout in setting...
2015/03/08 17:53
2015/03/08 17:53
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One of the biggest environmental controversies of the Obama administration got locked up in Congress again this week, when the Republican-controlled Senate failed to override President Barack Obama's...
2015/03/08 04:21
2015/03/08 04:21
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CLOSTER — In the wake of a spate of derailments nationwide, more than 100 protesters rallied near the Oradell Reservoir on Saturday, speaking out against the oil trains that pass across that mainstay...
2015/04/01 06:21
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