Archive for June, 2014

Oil train info raises confidentiality conflicts

Oil train info raises confidentiality conflicts

June 6, 2014 | MPR News | A federal order requiring railroads to provide detailed information to states about trainloads of oil shipped from North Dakota takes effect at midnight Saturday. Railroads want states to keep the information private. Some states, including North Dakota, have not signed the confidentiality agreement. [Read the entire article here.]

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Train Cars Blown off Track near Weiner

Train Cars Blown off Track near Weiner

June 5, 2014 | Fox 16 | POINSETT COUNTY, AR – The Arkansas State Police is reporting a train derailment near Weiner along Highway 49 at the Craighead and Poinsett County line. According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), 15-20 cars were blown off of the track near Otwell. [Read the entire article […]

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Oil train classroom-on-rails trains responders

June 5, 2014 | AP | ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A train equipped with four oil tankers and two classroom cars is making a whistle stop at the Port of Albany as part of a multi-state tour providing enhanced safety training in response to increased shipments of North Dakota crude oil. [Read the entire article here.]

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Washington City Rejects Massive Oil Train Project, Citing ‘Unacceptable Risks’

Washington City Rejects Massive Oil Train Project, Citing ‘Unacceptable Risks’

June 4, 2014 | Thinkprogress.org | Flanked by hundreds of concerned residents, the City Council of Vancouver in southwestern Washington State voted early Tuesday morning to formally oppose what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal, saying the project poses “unacceptable risks” to the city’s population of 160,000. [Read the entire article […]

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Railroads seek to limit disclosure on oil trains

June 4, 2014 | The Tribune | SEATTLE — Two railroad companies want to prevent the public from getting ahold of details about oil shipments through Washington state, a disclosure the federal government ordered be given to state emergency managers in the wake of several oil train accidents. But restricting that information violates the state’s […]

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U.S. lawmakers fault regulators for lax oil train controls

June 3, 2014 | Reuters | U.S. regulators reacted timidly to a spate of oil train mishaps and have been too reluctant to manage dangerous cargo on the tracks, several lawmakers said on Tuesday, faulting officials for lax oversight of a fast-growing industry. Officials have been under pressure to improve safety since an oil train […]

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Train derails in Hawthorne area

Train derails in Hawthorne area

June 3, 2014 | The Gainsville Sun | A freight train derailed Monday morning at County Road 1474 and U.S. 301 in Campville about 4 miles north of Hawthorne. Seventeen cars derailed from a train pulling 59 cars at around 3:30 a.m., said Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Becky Butscher. No one was injured […]

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Train derails in NE Kansas, no injuries reported

June 2, 2014 | KCTV 5 |FRANKFORT, Kan. (AP) – Marshall County sheriff’s officials say a train derailed in the northeast Kansas town of Frankfort, causing some traffic problems. No injuries were reported after the derailment Monday morning. KSNT-TV reports the 137-car Union Pacific Railroad train was carrying coal from Wyoming to Texas when 12 […]

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Strong winds derail train in northwest Oklahoma

Strong winds derail train in northwest Oklahoma

June 2, 2014 | Fox 25 | A strong storm rolled through northern and northwestern Oklahoma Monday evening, bringing with it high winds that derailed a train. FOX 25 Storm Tracker Shane Helton reports that a BNSF train derailed shortly after 11 p.m. Monday evening north of Waynoka. The wind was able to topple the […]

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