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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 […]

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TSB says new standards for rail tankers inadequate

TSB says new standards for rail tankers inadequate

February 23, 2015 | CBC |  The Transportation Safety Board says a preliminary assessment shows the tank cars that derailed in Gogama, Ont. on Feb. 14 demonstrate the inadequacy of new standards aimed at preventing oil spills. A total of 29 cars from a 100-car Canadian National Railway train carrying diluted bitumen crude derailed in the remote area of Ontario, […]

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Oil train trouble in Toronto: citizens demand answers

Oil train trouble in Toronto: citizens demand answers

February 6, 2015 | Vancouver Observer| A Toronto neighbourhood group, alarmed by what appears to be a surge in oil trains rumbling past their urban backyards, is taking the unusual step of urging the Auditor General of Canada to intervene to help it get answers to safety concerns. The group, called Safe Rail Communities, says it […]

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Canada insists on oil train tanker phase-out ahead of U.S.

January 14, 2015 | CNBC | WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Canada is committed to taking outmoded tank cars off the rails years earlier than U.S. officials envision, sources familiar with negotiations say, leaving the trading partners at an impasse as they try to harmonize oil train safety measures. [Read the entire article here.]  

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Transport chiefs for U.S., Canada to meet over oil train safety

December 12, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | WASHINGTON — Top transportation officials from Canada and the United States are due to meet next week to hash out differences about safety regulations for trains that carry oil, sources familiar with the planned meeting said Thursday. Both governments are drafting safety rules for trains that move fuel from […]

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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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Lac-Mégantic: TSB says no single factor to blame for derailment

Lac-Mégantic: TSB says no single factor to blame for derailment

August 19, 2014 | CBC | The Transportation Safety Board’s report into the deadly train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Que., in 2013 is calling for additional safety measures to prevent runaway trains, as well as more thorough audits of safety management systems. While the report said “no one individual, a single action or a single factor” caused the […]

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Putting the brakes on train derailment

Putting the brakes on train derailment

August 15, 2014 | The Globe and Mail | The federal government is mulling a plan to require new electronically controlled air brakes for rail cars that haul dangerous goods such as crude oil and ethanol after a series of explosive oil-train derailments in Canada and the United States. [Read the entire article here.]

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Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash

Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash

July 4, 2014 | Bloomberg | When Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner sees rail cars full of crude oil rumble down the tracks that criss-cross his Chicago-area town, he often thinks about the derailment that killed 47 people almost a year ago in Canada. The disaster focused attention on the design of the oil tankers, yet […]

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Canadian government unveils new regs for identifying haz-mat shipments

June 23, 2014 | Progressive Rail | Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt on Friday announced new regulations governing the identification of hazardous materials transported on railroads and highways. To take effect on July 14, the new Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations require safety marks to be displayed on rail cars, trucks and bulk containers used […]

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