Archive for November, 2015

Baldwin, FRA chief visit Alma derailment site

WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |   November 13, 2015 | WXOW | Alma, WI (WXOW) – Six days after 32 train cars derailed and ended up in the backwaters of the Mississippi River in Alma, Wisconsin, federal investigators are still working in full force. On Thursday, U.S. fish […]

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‘We dodged a bullet’: State, federal officials visit Alma derailment site, call for safety measures

‘We dodged a bullet’: State, federal officials visit Alma derailment site, call for safety measures

November 13, 2015 | Winona Daily News| ALMA, Wis. — There were no injuries and so far no signs of environmental damage after a freight train carrying ethanol went off the tracks Saturday, but state and federal officials are calling for better regulation and safety measures in the wake of two Wisconsin derailments in as […]

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Wrecked oil train had passed nuclear silos

November 11, 2015 | MSNBC | Rachel Maddow reports on two separate oil trail derailments on two consecutive days this weekend in Wisconsin, one of which was carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota where its path took it in very close proximity to live nuclear missile silos. [Watch Rachel Maddow Here]

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Quinault Raise Alarm Yet Again After Two Oil Trains Derail in One Weekend

Quinault Raise Alarm Yet Again After Two Oil Trains Derail in One Weekend

November 12, 2015 | Indian Country Today | Two more derailments of oil-bearing trains last weekend, these two in Wisconsin, have prompted the Quinault Nation to issue yet another warning about the dangers inherent in such transport. “The frequency of these train crashes combined with the danger they pose to people and to the environment […]

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Officials: Broken rail caused train derailment in Watertown

WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports   November 12, 2015 | WKOW | WATERTOWN (WKOW)– Officials say a broken rail caused a train detrailment in Watertown on Sunday. At a public meeting Wednesday night, Canadian Pacific officials said the break was not visible to the naked eye and caused the 13 cars […]

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Canadian Pacific: Another derailment near scene of Sunday’s train derailment in Watertown

November 12, 2015 | Fox 6 | WATERTOWN — FOX6 News has learned there was another train derailment in Watertown on Wednesday, November 11th. This, four days after 13 cars from a Canadian Pacific train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed, and 300-500 gallons of crude oil leaked from a punctured rail car. 35 homes were […]

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Sen. Shilling, Rep. Billings ask for rail safety hearings

WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |   November 11, 2015 | WXOW| La Crosse, WI – Representative Jill Billings hosted a media event Tuesday at the railroad crossing at 27th and Cass Street in La Crosse as a call to action, urging the railroads to take responsibility for the […]

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Feds reject industry challenges to oil train safety rule

Feds reject industry challenges to oil train safety rule

November 11, 2015 | McClatch DC| WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation has rejected several appeals by industry groups to its rule issued in May on the safety of trains carrying large quantities of crude oil and ethanol. The department also agreed with tribal groups in the Pacific Northwest that had expressed concern about proposed […]

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Baldwin, FRA chief to visit Alma derailment site

Baldwin, FRA chief to visit Alma derailment site

November 11, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune | U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and the head of the Federal Railroad Administration are expected to meet with local officials and first responders Thursday in Alma at the site of one of two Wisconsin derailments that happened over the weekend. [Read the entire article here.]

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Minneapolis has 21 oil train safety demands

Minneapolis has 21 oil train safety demands

November 11, 2015 | Fox 9 | MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Three members of the Minneapolis City Council introduced a resolution Tuesday that calls for railroads to improve communications and develop emergency plans for trains hauling oil and other hazardous materials. The resolution’s introduction comes just days after a pair of train derailments in Wisconsin – […]

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