Archive for July, 2015

Most Recent Oil Train Accidents and Spills Involved ‘Safer’ CPC-1232 Tank Cars

Most Recent Oil Train Accidents and Spills Involved ‘Safer’ CPC-1232 Tank Cars

July 23, 2015 | DESMOG| Roosevelt County chief deputy sheriff Corey Reum was one of the first responders to the recent Bakken oil train derailment in Montana, a few miles from the North Dakota border. “We’re lucky it didn’t ignite,” Reum told ABC News. That is just one of the things first responders have learned since the […]

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An Open Letter to Warren Buffett: Put Public Safety Before Profit and Prioritize Oil Train Regulation

An Open Letter to Warren Buffett: Put Public Safety Before Profit and Prioritize Oil Train Regulation

July 22, 2015 | Huffington Post | Dear Mr. Buffett, One year ago this week, an oil train passing through Seattle ran off the tracks underneath the Magnolia Bridge, derailing three of its 100 tank cars carrying Bakken crude oil from North Dakota. Considering that unrefined Bakken crude is highly volatile, we count ourselves lucky […]

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Senate Republicans end bid to pare back oil train safety rule

Senate Republicans end bid to pare back oil train safety rule

July 22, 2015 | Grand Forks Herald | WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans have backed away from a controversial proposal that would have repealed a new federal safety rule requiring oil trains to be equipped with advanced new braking systems. Republicans eliminated the proposal from a multi-year surface transportation bill, after coming under pressure from […]

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One Year After Derailment Under Seattle Bridge, City Takes Aim At Oil Train Risk

One Year After Derailment Under Seattle Bridge, City Takes Aim At Oil Train Risk

July 22, 2015 | KPLU| It’s been nearly a year since a train derailed under a busy Seattle bridge, tipping three oil tanker cars off the tracks in Magnolia during the morning commute. No one was hurt in the accident but the near-miss spurred city officials into action. A new resolution is going before the city […]

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Feds warn railroads to comply with oil train notification requirement

July 22, 2015 | McClatchy DC| The U.S. Department of Transportation warned railroads that they must continue to notify states of large crude oil shipments after several states reported not getting updated information for as long as a year. The department imposed the requirement in May 2014 following a series of fiery oil train derailments, […]

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DOE: Department of Evasiveness? More Government Delay Tactics as Bomb Trains Roll On

DOE: Department of Evasiveness? More Government Delay Tactics as Bomb Trains Roll On

July 17, 2015 | DESMOG| The oil industry and the government regulators in charge of regulating the industry don’t understand the basic science of oil. This is the core of the argument used to justify why they continue to run dangerous trains filled with Bakken oil through communities across North America. Do you believe them? Despite […]

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BNSF train derails near Santa Rosa

BNSF train derails near Santa Rosa

July 20, 2015 | KRQE| SANTA ROSA, N.M. (KRQE) – A BNSF train derailed Monday around seven p.m. There were high winds in the area, but it is not confirmed if they were the cause. It is unknown what type of cargo the train was carrying or if any injuries occurred. There are two sets […]

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Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

July 20, 2015| Fox News| BILLINGS, Mont. –  A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within recommended speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident’s cause. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with crude from North Dakota was traveling 44 […]

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BNSF must own up to risks of oil, coal trains

July 19, 2015 | HeraldNet|Drug company ads on TV — ads European countries don’t allow on television — are required to warn of possible dangerous side effects that could kill us. We’d be somewhat safer and more aware of urgent policy choices we face if rail, oil and gas companies were required to warn about […]

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Cleanup continues after CN freight train derailment in Bowmanville

Cleanup continues after CN freight train derailment in Bowmanville

July 19, 2015 | Durham Region| CLARINGTON — The cleanup of derailed rail cars and repairs of damaged rails continued Sunday afternoon after the CN freight train derailment in south Bowmanville. Works crews continued working in high heat and humidity on July 19 to clear the mess left after several cars of a westbound CN […]

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