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CARS Group says lawsuit is about principle

CARS Group says lawsuit is about principle

September 14, 2015 | WXOW | Citizens Acting for Rail Safety, or CARSbelieves its pending lawsuit against the DNR is about principle, not necessarily halting construction of a second rail line through the marsh. “Throughout the entire process, we’ve been concerned that corners have been cut in looking at the environmental impacts of the expansion […]

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Activists Call Attention To Oil Train Routes Near Water

Activists Call Attention To Oil Train Routes Near Water

September 14, 2015 | WPR | Wisconsin environmental groups want to know more about the rail industry’s clean-up plans, in case of an oil train accident near water. A coalition of groups held a protest Sunday near a rail bridge that passes over the confluence of Milwaukee and Menominee rivers. Cheryl Nenn of the advocacy […]

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Judge lifts ban, allows BNSF use of new marsh track

Judge lifts ban, allows BNSF use of new marsh track

September 14, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune| BNSF trains can begin rolling on a controversial new track through the La Crosse River marsh after a judge lifted a temporary ban Monday. Judge Scott Horne reversed his previous order that had prevented the railroad from using the new track until a legal challenge to the permitting […]

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Held up in court for a year, Maryland oil train reports outdated

September 13, 2015 | McClatchy DC| After more than a year, McClatchy finally got the oil train reports it had requested from Maryland. And they were badly out of date. Last year, McClatchy filed open-records requests in about 30 states for the documents, and was the first news organization to do so in Maryland, in […]

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November Trial Date Set In Paulsboro Train Derailment Case

November Trial Date Set In Paulsboro Train Derailment Case

September 13, 2015 | CBS Philly |CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS/AP) — The first trial related to a train derailment that released a dangerous chemical in Paulsboro, New Jersey nearly three years ago has been set for November 16. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler on Friday set the new date after previously delaying the trial that was […]

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Trains to stop if safety deadline not extended, railroads tell lawmakers

Trains to stop if safety deadline not extended, railroads tell lawmakers

September 12, 2015 |McClatchy DC| The chief executives of the country’s largest railroads this week told lawmakers that they would suspend passenger and freight service at year’s end if Congress doesn’t extend a deadline to install a collision-avoidance system. Most of the nation’s commuter and freight railroads will not meet the Dec. 31 deadline for […]

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Canadian Pacific ordered to correct alleged rail safety violation

September 12, 2015 | Reuters| Canada’s transport regulator has ordered Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd to address a new alleged safety violation after it found the company was not carrying out a mandatory brake safety test on some of its trains in Western Canada, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. An inspector from Transport Canada […]

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BNSF, Union Pacific say ‘meltdown’ in nation’s rail grid is looming

BNSF, Union Pacific say ‘meltdown’ in nation’s rail grid is looming

September 12, 2015 | KETV | OMAHA, Neb. —A looming deadline for implementation of new railroad safety standards could cause rail networks across the United States to come to a standstill. [Read the entire article here.]

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Bakken Oil by Rail to East Coast Slightly Increasing

Bakken Oil by Rail to East Coast Slightly Increasing

September 8, 2015 | DOT-111 Reader | As mentioned here before, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) produces monthly reports on crude oil movements by rail across the United States. Although the information presented does not have the same level of detail requested at the state level, it is meaningful information that can be used […]

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Report: 8,000 in North Side crude oil evacuation zone

Report: 8,000 in North Side crude oil evacuation zone

  September 5, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune | More than 8,000 people would need to be evacuated from La Crosse’s North Side in the event of a crude oil disaster on the BNSF railroad. That’s the finding of a new neighborhood emergency plan prepared by La Crosse County Emergency Management, which will present the […]

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