Archive for January, 2015

Railroad: Oil train reports could enable insider trading

Railroad: Oil train reports could enable insider trading

January 7, 2015 | McClatchy DC | In the latest attempt to keep states from publicly releasing information about crude oil trains, one railroad argues that the disclosures could facilitate insider trading. In a Dec. 29 letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Kansas City Southern wrote that the state “should not disclose information to […]

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Supervisors to hold hearing on oil train derailment risks

January 8, 2015 | Chico ER News| OROVILLE >> With trains loaded with a particularly volatile form of light crude oil coming through the Feather River Canyon, Butte County officials are preparing for “derailments or other unplanned releases” of the oil. A public hearing on the topic is scheduled to take place at 10:05 a.m. […]

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Train derailment east of Edmonton spills liquid adhesive

Train derailment east of Edmonton spills liquid adhesive

January 8, 2014 | Global News| EDMONTON – Twenty-three cars of a CN train derailed about 160 kilometres east of Edmonton Wednesday morning. The cars were carrying different cargo. One of the 23 cars involved was transporting liquid adhesive, which CN calls a “non-dangerous good.”  There were no other spills. The derailment happened Wednesday at […]

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Large crowd wants environmental study of new rail line

Large crowd wants environmental study of new rail line

January 8, 2015| La Crosse Tribune | The public and elected officials alike continued to drive home the message Wednesday that they want a full environmental study on the potential effects a second BNSF Railway line could have on the La Crosse River marsh and the waterways beyond.

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La Crosse Residents Demand Environmental Impact Statement For Train Track Expansion

La Crosse Residents Demand Environmental Impact Statement For Train Track Expansion

January 7, 2015 | WPR|At a public DNR hearing in La Crosse on Wednesday, many of the nearly 200 residents in attendance urged the agency and BNSF to conduct an environmental impact statement for the project. Alan Stankevitz is a member of Citizens Acting for Rail Safety, which opposes the rail expansion and is calling […]

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Dozens voice concerns over second rail line in La Crosse

January 7, 2015 | News8000| The city of La Crosse has already agreed to a $4 million deal with BNSF but to move forward with plans, the railway company now needs a permit of approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. It’s something many residents hope doesn’t happen without a closer look at how […]

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DNR hosts public hearing to address BNSF second rail line

DNR hosts public hearing to address BNSF second rail line

January 7, 2015 | WXOW| The DNR is turning to the residents of La Crosse to help make a decision on whether to grant BNSF Railways the two permits it needs to continue its project of building a second railroad track through the La Crosse river marsh. The department held a public input session on […]

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Legislators call for environmental study of BNSF track expansion

Legislators call for environmental study of BNSF track expansion

January 7, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune | State and federal lawmakers have joined the chorus calling for a more thorough environmental review of the BNSF railroad’s plans to add a second set of tracks through the city of La Crosse. [Read the entire article here.]

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Our View: Oil train crossings deserve extra attention

Our View: Oil train crossings deserve extra attention

January 6, 2014 | Postbulletin.com| The $244 million price tag on railroad crossing safety upgrades proposed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation is shocking, but the related report opens many areas of discussion for state lawmakers. The proposal calls for dramatic changes at 15 crossings where oil trains and highway traffic intersect, including a high-risk […]

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Overnight Linden oil train noises out of city officials’ hands

Overnight Linden oil train noises out of city officials’ hands

January 6, 2015 | NJ.com | LINDEN — Despite complaints from residents, there’s little Linden officials say they can do about the overnight rail noise that is now shaking some neighborhoods. Phillips 66’s Bayway Refinery started receiving oil shipments by train last August, and residents used to quiet tracks are being woken up in the […]

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