Archive for July, 2015

Doing more about oil train safety

Doing more about oil train safety

July 18, 2015 | Sun Focus | Rep. Connie Bernardy and DFL colleagues held a press conference during which they called on rail companies to do more so that Minnesota communities are safe from oil train disasters. Fridley Fire Chief John Berg and Director of Ramsey County Homeland Security Judson Freed also participated in the […]

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Statoil says crude on derailed BNSF train complied with volatility limit

July 18, 2015 | Reuters| HOUSTON (Reuters) – The North Dakota crude on a Berkshire Hathaway Inc-owned BNSF Railway Co train that derailed this week in Montana was produced by Norway’s Statoil and complied with regulations that limit flammability, a Statoil spokesman said on Friday. The train was bound for BP Plc’s refinery in Washington […]

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A timeline of recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

July 17, 2015 | Star Tribune|The derailment of an oil train in rural northeastern Montana follows a string of accidents as shipments of crude by rail have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by a surge in domestic production: [Read the entire article including a complete timeline including today’s accident right here.]

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Oil-train derailment spills 35,000 gallons

July 17, 2015 | Daily Interlake| BILLINGS — Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. The spill marked the latest in a series of wrecks across the U.S. and Canada that have highlighted the safety risks of […]

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Montana oil train derailment: ‘We’re real lucky it didn’t go bang’

Montana oil train derailment: ‘We’re real lucky it didn’t go bang’

July 17, 2015 | Pioneer Press| Emergency responders who handled two train derailments in a week in the same northeastern Montana county say they’re relieved no one was hurt and no fires resulted from either incident. “There was no big orange glow, so we’re happy about that,” Culbertson Fire Chief Alan Aspenlieder said Friday. BNSF […]

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Bakken oil train derails in eastern Montana – second derailment on line this week

Bakken oil train derails in eastern Montana – second derailment on line this week

July 17, 2015 | KFGO | CULBERTSON, MT. (KFGO-AM) – A westbound BNSF train carrying oil derailed in northeast Montana Thursday evening, about 50 miles west of Williston. It happened several hours after the tracks reopened from another train derailment that happened Tuesday in the same area. Roosevelt County Public Information Officer Lee Almer says […]

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Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana

July 17, 2015 | Great Falls Tribune| CULBERTSON (AP) – Officials say crews are trying to determine if an oil train spilled any crude when it derailed in rural northeastern Montana, prompting the evacuation of some homes. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Michael Trevino says the train with 106 loaded crude oil cars derailed near […]

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2 Rail Cars Leaking Crude After Oil Train Derails in Montana

July 17, 2015 | AP – ABC News| More than 20 cars on an oil train derailed in rural northeastern Montana and at least two of them were leaking crude, authorities said. Some area homes were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injury or fire, but of the 21 cars that derailed only two […]

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Federal government orders Canadian Pacific to turn over bridge inspection reports

  July 16, 2015 | Fox6| MILWAUKEE — Canadian Pacific Railroad officials refused to show FOX6 News inspection records on the S. 1st Street railroad bridge in Milwaukee’s Fifth Ward — but now, Canadian Pacific has no choice. The federal government is now demanding railroad officials turn over the inspection reports. FOX6’s exposé on the rusted […]

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At time of oil train wrecks and record auto recalls, GOP bill would roll back safety rules

At time of oil train wrecks and record auto recalls, GOP bill would roll back safety rules

July 16, 2015 | Fox Business| WASHINGTON –  At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries. A bill approved this week on a party-line vote by a Senate committee brims with industry-sought provisions that would block, […]

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