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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.]

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Rachel Maddow: Three oil train accidents in one week

Rachel Maddow: Three oil train accidents in one week

February 18, 2015 | MSNBC|Rachel Maddow and Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter Russell Gold discuss if new oil train safety regulations will be enough to prevent disasters like the derailment in West Virginia yesterday that caused huge explosions.  

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Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

January 1, 2015 | McClatchy DC| TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Every day, strings of black tank cars filled with crude oil roll slowly across a long wooden railroad bridge over the Black Warrior River. The 116-year-old span is a landmark in this city of 95,000 people, home to the University of Alabama. Residents have proposed and […]

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Boom: North America’s Explosive Oil-By-Rail Problem

December 9, 2014 | Weather Films| A train hauling two million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota had exploded in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. Now regulators had to assure Americans a similar disaster wouldn’t happen south of the border, where the U.S. oil boom is sending highly volatile crude oil […]

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Oil train wrecks prompt scrutiny

Oil train wrecks prompt scrutiny

September 1, 2014 | Times Dispatch | The same day a CSX train carrying almost 3 million gallons of crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg, federal investigators took a sample of oil at a rail transfer terminal 1,750 miles away in North Dakota. [Read the entire article here.]

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State regulators expect penalty for CSX oil train wreck

August 22, 2014 | LYNCHBURG — State environmental regulators are in talks with CSX to negotiate the terms of a consent order that will be issued in response to the estimated 29,916 gallons of oil released into the James River during the April 30 train derailment in downtown Lynchburg. [Read the entire article here.]

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The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains

  July 29, 2014 | Vice News | It’s estimated that 9 million barrels of crude oil are moving over the rail lines of North America at any given moment. Oil trains charging through Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, and Canada’s Quebec, New Brunswick, and Alberta provinces have derailed and exploded, resulting in severe environmental damage […]

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Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx: Lynchburg Had Upgraded Tank Car

May 14, 2014 | MSNBC | During an interview on MSNBC, DOT Secretary Foxx stated that the Lynchburg disaster involved DOT-111 CPC-1232 tank cars. He also stated that the solution to the problem is a whole new tank car needs to be developed.

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CSX Corporation Gets Caught In Safety Clamor After Train Derailment

May 8, 2014 | Wall Street PR | Boston, MA 05/08/2014 (wallstreetpr) –  CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) crude-train derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia recently and sparked off a huge fire with videos of flames and billowing smoke circulating all over the world. Railroads and tank-car owners along with regulators have come under immense pressure enhance existing […]

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Lynchburg Oil Train Explosion Refuels Rail-Terminal Opposition in Northwest

Lynchburg Oil Train Explosion Refuels Rail-Terminal Opposition in Northwest

May 2, 2014 | Indian Country Today | As yet another train carrying Bakken crude exploded, this one outside Lynchburg, Virginia, the Quinault Indian Nation in the Northwest sounded the alarm once again amid hearings on proposals to build oil-train terminals near the tribe’s territory. Just one day after 175 people packed a public hearing […]