Archive for February, 2015

Canadian National cleaning up 27-car iron ore derailment

February 28, 2015 | The Herald | BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The Canadian National Railway Co. is hoping to finish cleaning up and repairing a western Pennsylvania line nearly two days after 27 cars carrying iron ore derailed. The cars, which were part of a 71-car freight train, derailed about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Center […]

By February 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

EPA Orders CSX to Clean up Areas Impacted by West Virginia Train Derailment

February 28, 2015 |Huntington News|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered CSX to clean-up and restore the areas affected by the Feb. 16 train derailment in Mt. Carbon, W. Va. Twenty-seven cars derailed from the 109-car CSX train carrying more than three million gallons of crude oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. The derailment […]

By February 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Oil trains shouldn’t be allowed to travel any faster than the typical school bus — about 25 mph

February 27, 2015 | ABC News | (Editor’s Note: This title is taken from the last paragraph of this article. )Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

$13.6b Cost of new oil tank car regulations in their first year, as projected by a rail industry trade group

February 27, 2015 | Bloomberg Business | Despite those forecasts, the industry’s lobbyists appear to have extracted some concessions. U.S. regulators had initially called for a two-year phaseout of oil tank cars—both the old and the improved version. The revised proposal maintains the phaseout schedule for the old cars but extends the deadline for some […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State lawmakers tackle oil train safety, debate taxing every barrel of oil moved by rail

State lawmakers tackle oil train safety, debate taxing every barrel of oil moved by rail

February 26, 2015 | Q13 Fox| OLYMPIA — Last week’s dramatic oil train explosion in West Virginia has given increased urgency to preventing a similar calamity in Washington state. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Olympia debated a 10-cents-a-barrel tax on all oil transported by train in Washington. The $7 million per year would fund more railroad inspectors […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Railroads promote readiness for oil train accidents

Railroads promote readiness for oil train accidents

February 26, 2015 | KCRA | SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Two of California’s biggest railroads showed off their latest safety and training equipment in Sacramento on Tuesday and said they are ready if an oil train accident happens in the state. [Read the entire article here.]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Will This New Law Derail the Growth of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Canadian National Railway?

Will This New Law Derail the Growth of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Canadian National Railway?

February 25, 2015| Motley Fool| According to a report in the Wall Street Journal last week, Canada is looking to create a new compensation fund for derailments involving trains carrying crude oil. The fund would be financed by a new levy of $1.65 per metric ton. In addition to that, it would require a minimum […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Train derails in northeast MN, involves hazmat cars

Train derails in northeast MN, involves hazmat cars

February 25, 2015 | KARE 11 | COTTON, Minn. – Crews are cleaning up after the derailment of a Canadian National Railway train near the town of Cotton early Tuesday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says 13 cars went off the tracks around 3:25 a.m., including three that contained hazardous materials. Both the sheriff […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Virginia proposes $361,000 fine against CSX over Lynchburg derailment

Virginia proposes $361,000 fine against CSX over Lynchburg derailment

February 25, 2015 | roanoke.com|Virginia is proposing a $361,000 civil fine against the rail company CSX Transportation Inc. in the derailment of a crude-oil tanker car that ruptured and caught fire in the James River in Lynchburg on April 30. [Read the entire article here.]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Investigation moves ahead in train derailment

Investigation moves ahead in train derailment

February 25, 2015 | Montgomery Herald|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Sunday a small, undisclosed amount of oil entered the Kanawha River as ice melted and water level rose Sunday morning. However, a press release from the Joint Information Center states ongoing containment strategy and water monitoring has “confirmed no impact on drinking water or […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →