posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:05 PM
The Canadian government has proposed tough new standards for rail tank cars used to transport crude oil in response to a string of fiery crashes.
posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM
The emergency order follows a warning two weeks ago that the department risks a "higher body count" as the result of fiery oil train accidents if it waits for new safety regulations to become final.
posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM
U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the...
posted on February 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Tanker cars known as DOT-111s, were involved in derailments in the U.S. and in Canada in 2013. The Lac-Megantic crash killed 47 people and destroyed 30 buildings in Quebec northwest of Maine across the U.S. border.
posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM
An agricultural economics research company says last summer's low water on the Mississippi River cut the cash price farmers received for their corn by an average of 45 cents a bushel.
posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM
The half-dozen measures in the emergency order take particular aim at trains that move hazardous materials