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State regulators fine Norfolk Southern for oil spill from train accident

May 30, 2016 | The Roanoke Times | State environmental regulators have cited Norfolk Southern Corp. for an oil spill that happened when two trains collided last summer in Pulaski County. The railroad agreed to pay a fine of $25,000 as part of an agreement with the Department of Environmental Quality. Another $5,231.62 will go […]

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Department of Transportation to inspect tracks where oil trains travel

May 30, 2016 | WKBN | YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – When trains carrying oil have an accident, the fire that results can spread for miles. Now, the federal government says the routes those trains travel on need to be safer. [Read the entire article here.]

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High winds blamed for western Iowa train derailment

High winds blamed for western Iowa train derailment

May 30, 2018 | KWQC | DENISON, Iowa (AP) — Winds gusting to 87 mph have knocked over train cars and toppled trees in parts of Iowa. Crawford County emergency management coordinator Greg Miller says 17 double-stacked container cars are blocking two sets of tracks about two miles west of Westside. [Read the entire article here.] […]

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28 train cars derail in eastern Iowa

28 train cars derail in eastern Iowa

May 23, 2016 | KWWL | SABULA (KWWL) –Crews are now cleaning up after a train derailed in Jackson County. It happened last night around 8 p.m. near Sabula. A Canadian Pacific train, heading north, derailed 5 miles south of Sabula. CP says 28 cars went off the tracks. The train was carrying coal. [Read […]

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Judge says BNSF permits valid for La Crosse River marsh expansion

Judge says BNSF permits valid for La Crosse River marsh expansion

May 19, 2016 | La Crosse Tribune| A judge has determined state wildlife officials followed state law in issuing permits for BNSF Railway to build a second track through the La Crosse River marsh. A group of area residents last year challenged the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ decision and asked the court to block […]

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Freight train jumps tracks in Charlemont

Freight train jumps tracks in Charlemont

May 14, 2016 | The Recorder | HARLEMONT — A derailment Saturday along the south bank of the Deerfield River left 18 freight cars listing crazily on the tracks, but firefighters said the three carrying hazardous materials did not leak. Charlemont Fire Chief Douglas Annear said there were no injuries. The cause of the accident […]

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Decision on Phillips 66 rail spur project could come Monday

Decision on Phillips 66 rail spur project could come Monday

May 14, 2016 | San Luis Tribune | A tentative decision by the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission on a highly controversial proposal to add a rail spur to the Phillips 66 Nipomo Mesa refinery could be made Monday — though it’s tentative because whatever decision that panel makes will be appealed to the Board […]

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Protest Against Crude Oil Trains Brings Thousands to Capital Region

Protest Against Crude Oil Trains Brings Thousands to Capital Region

May 14, 2016 | TWC NEWS | ALBANY. N.Y. — An international movement right here in the Capital City. Break Free 2016 is the global fight against fossil fuels and crude oil trains that lumber though our cities. “The kind of power we have comes with our voices, our spirits and our bodies,” said event […]

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The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Denies Gateway Pacific Terminal

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Denies Gateway Pacific Terminal

May 13, 2016 | Railway Age| The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied and halted the permitting process for the $700 million Gateway Pacific Terminal project in Washington State because of objections by the Native Americans of Lummi Nation based on their land and fishing treaty of 1855. [Read the entire article here.]

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Senate unanimity: Rail safety bill passes

Senate unanimity: Rail safety bill passes

May 12, 2016 | Railway Age | In a rarity in Congress, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Act on May 11, 2016. [Read the entire article here.]  

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