Archive for January, 2014

Train Derailment In Edmunston, New Brunswick Is Second For Province In Three Weeks

Train Derailment In Edmunston, New Brunswick Is Second For Province In Three Weeks

January 27, 2014 | Huffington Post | SAINT BASILE, N.B. – Another CN (CN) freight train has derailed in New Brunswick, the second to run off the tracks in the province this month. Local authorities say at least three cars derailed late Sunday night in the Edmunston-area parish of Saint-Basile in northwestern New Brunswick. [Read […]

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Aliceville Update

Aliceville Update

Thanks to the hard work of John Warthen, we’re finding out some of the truth related to the Aliceville disaster. John flew over the wreckage site and filmed/photographed the cleanup operation. In his own words: “First misunderstanding of facts was right after the wreck when ADEM issued a statement that it was almost cleaned up, […]

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Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train

Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train

January 25, 2014 | NY Times | CASSELTON, N.D. — Kerry’s Kitchen is where Casselton residents gather for gossip and comfort food, especially the caramel rolls baked fresh every morning. But a fiery rail accident last month only a half mile down the tracks, which prompted residents to evacuate the town, has shattered this calm, […]

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Video: Bakken Crude Oil Train travels along Mississippi River

So what do one of these oil trains look like? Here’s a video clip of a 108 tank car train passing by Genoa, WI along the Mississippi River. All 108 DOT-111 tank cars in this train are not up to current safety standards. How can you tell visually? There are no crush plates on either […]

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Following Series Of Accidents, Walker Asks For Meeting With Freight Rail Companies

Following Series Of Accidents, Walker Asks For Meeting With Freight Rail Companies

January 24, 2014 | WPR News | Following a series of accidents involving oil trains over the past year, Gov. Scott Walker is asking that a meeting be set up with freight rail companies. Trains carrying crude oil have exploded in Canada and North Dakota over the last year, and another oil train had a […]

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Explosive Oil Trains

Explosive Oil Trains

January 24, 2014 | NPR – Living On Earth | In the past year a number of explosive oil train derailments, including the deadly accident in Lac-Megantic in Quebec that killed 47 people, have raised important questions about how we transport oil in North America. Canadian journalist Jacquie McNish has written extensively about oil trains, […]

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Crude oil shipments by rail on the rise in B.C. despite Lac-Megantic disaster

Crude oil shipments by rail on the rise in B.C. despite Lac-Megantic disaster

January 24, 2014 | Quebec Gazette | OTTAWA — Shipments of crude oil by rail are steaming forward in B.C. even as investigators said Thursday the federal government has failed to eliminate “critical weaknesses” in the rail system in the six months since the deadly Lac-Megantic train disaster. Officials from the Transportation Safety Board delivered […]

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Reaction to NTSB Crude Oil Transport Recommondations

Reaction to NTSB Crude Oil Transport Recommondations

January 24, 2014 | MPR | The Circuit | Karn Darch, Village President of Barrington, IL discusses the NTSB recommendations on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Circuit. [Listen to the interview with Karn Darch here.]

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BNSF Train Derailment Threatens to Delay Bakken Oil Deliveries

January 23, 2014 | Bloomberg News | A BNSF Railway Co. train that derailed and blocked tracks in North Dakota may delay crude deliveries by as many as two days from the second-largest onshore oil producing state in the U.S. Eleven cars carrying corn derailed yesterday while switching tracks at Ross, North Dakota, said Steven […]

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Are More Pipelines and Rail Safety Measures Needed in Bakken? – Senator John Hoeven – Video

January 23, 2014 | Bakkenshale.com | As North Dakota approaches the 1-million barrel per day mark, infrastructure for transporting the oil remains a significant concern, with pipelines being one obvious solution. Concerns sparked by train derailments have also contributed to the need increased safety measures. Interview (video) with Senator John Hoeven. [Read the entire article […]

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