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2014/04/25 02:37
2014/04/25 02:37
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WASHINGTON -- Rail industry representatives on Tuesday told federal investigators they need clear government guidance on how to boost the safety of tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol across the...
2014/04/25 02:37
2014/04/25 02:37
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2014/04/23 15:57
2014/04/23 15:57
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As the decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline gets pushed further and further out, attention in Washington has been trained on the alternative: delivering oil by rail. The National...
2014/04/23 02:43
2014/04/23 02:43
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WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of older tanker cars used to haul North Dakota crude oil and Midwestern ethanol run a one-in-four risk of leaking if they derail, railroad officials told the National...
2014/04/23 00:45
2014/04/23 00:45
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WASHINGTON — None of the tank cars currently in service carrying Bakken crude oil is adequate for carrying that product, a rail industry representative testified Tuesday, but until new federal...
2014/04/20 17:19
2014/04/20 17:19
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Warren Buffett’s favorite indicator of economic growth continues to gain momentum here in the early spring. The latest year over year reading from AAR shows a 9.3% increase in rail traffic. This...
2014/04/20 06:40
2014/04/20 06:40
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WASHINGTON - Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the...
2014/04/18 14:20
2014/04/18 14:20
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Slow go: Farmers, shippers concerned about impact of rail delays By Sara Wyant Ordinarily, Jerry Cope would be loading between 100 and 125 rail cars with grain at this time of year, moving outbound...
2014/04/18 03:41
2014/04/18 03:41
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There's a new push by the National Traffic Safety Board to improve train tanker car safety after several recent massive explosions in North America. The NTSB will hold hearings April 22 through 23 in...
2014/04/17 18:39
2014/04/17 18:39
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The freight railroad industry said Wednesday that only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology, designed to prevent most collisions and derailments,...
2014/04/17 04:45
2014/04/17 04:45
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Helping animals YOUNGSTOWN Home Savings and Loan Co. announced its offices have raised more than $16,000 for area animal-assistance groups. The offices raised funds by organizing bake sales, the...
2014/04/17 02:43
2014/04/17 02:43
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A rail car backlog is creating shipping problems for companies as they try to move their product. When the recession was in full swing back in 2009, railroad operators stored hundreds of thousands of...
2014/04/16 14:27
2014/04/16 14:27
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In 2005, the District of Columbia and a handful of other communities sought to stop the traffic of hazardous products in their city centers. But the ban was successfully challenged in federal court by...
2014/04/16 05:23
2014/04/16 05:23
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Less than a year ago, a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, a small Quebec town 10 miles from the Maine border. Learn more Thousands of gallons of the highly flammable crude...
2014/04/15 14:50
2014/04/15 14:50
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More than 140 people showed up to a meeting Monday night in Sundance to hear plans for what would become the second rare earth mine in the U.S. Questions for the National Forest Service ranged from...
2014/04/13 06:43
2014/04/13 06:43
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Calls to hike rail tanker-car safety Danger of oil spills loom in mid-Hudson Print this ArticleEmail this Article Three recent derailments of tanker rail cars, including one in Ulster, have raised...
2014/04/12 03:21
2014/04/12 03:21
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Updated: 04/11/2014 9:56 PM Created: 04/11/2014 4:05 PM KSTP.com By: Stephen Tellier Last July, 47 people were killed when a runaway oil train exploded in the middle of a small Canadian town. In...
2014/04/10 23:44
2014/04/10 23:44
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The price of Ethanol has been fluctuating over the past few months, and producers say traffic on the railroads is to blame. Ethanol jumped up $1 per gallon between early February and late March, as...
2014/04/10 19:07
2014/04/10 19:07
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... Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at...
2014/04/09 09:10
2014/04/09 09:10
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OMAHA, Neb. � Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks, after a spike in rail deaths last year. At this time last year, the railroads were proudly...
2014/04/03 19:23
2014/04/03 19:23
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Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices. The Renewable Fuels Association criticized...
2014/04/25 02:37
2014/04/25 02:37
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