Archive for July, 2014

Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash

Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash

July 2, 2014 | Bloomberg News | When Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner sees rail cars full of crude oil rumble down the tracks that criss-cross his Chicago-area town, he often thinks about the derailment that killed 47 people nearly a year ago in Canada. The disaster focused attention on the design of the oil tankers, […]

Norfolk Southern trains crash, derail in Sewickley, two injured

Norfolk Southern trains crash, derail in Sewickley, two injured

July 2, 2014 | TribLIVE | Two engines from a Norfolk Southern train burst into flames when they slammed into the back of a second train on a curve on Wednesday in Sewickley, sending plumes of thick, black smoke skyward and prompting authorities to evacuate nearby homes and businesses. Three train engines derailed near Chadwick […]

Crude by Rail: Industries Await Regulation That Will Affect Bakken Shipments

Crude by Rail: Industries Await Regulation That Will Affect Bakken Shipments

June 30, 2014 | Roll Call | Amid a boom in rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota‚Äôs Bakken formation, and after a series of fiery accidents, oil companies, railroads, and people living in communities along rail lines are waiting for an Obama administration rule likely to have a big impact on the crude-by-rail […]

Woman arrested protesting oil trains

Woman arrested protesting oil trains

June 30, 2014 | Portland Tribune | Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit freed a woman from a cement-filled barrel Monday as she protested train oil transportation. Irene Marjorie Milsom, 22, was arrested for Criminal Trespassing in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the […]

Residents voice concern over proposed railroad

Residents voice concern over proposed railroad

June 30, 2014 | wkbt | LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse residents are raising their voices against a proposed railroad route that would cut through the city’s north side. The route is being proposed by railroad company BNSF and would cut through Forrest Hills Golf Course off Main Street. Monday, residents voiced their […]