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Rare California Redwood Saved from Axe is Replanted

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city has been safely replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. Full Story

Market to Market (June 27, 2014)

posted on June 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Market to Market (June 27, 2014)
Full Program: Domestic oil production is booming, fueling tragic railroad accidents and a shortage of cars to move agricultural commodities. An innovative cattle operation in the Midwest traces its genetic progeny to the vast majority of America’s best bulls.... Full Story

Sharp rise in West Coast oil trains, fears abound

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile... Full Story

US government: industry hampering oil train safety

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... Full Story

Feds and Railroad Industry Call for Safety Upgrades

posted on February 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Feds and Railroad Industry Call for Safety Upgrades
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. . Full Story

BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM

BNSF Railway Co. said it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents. Full Story

Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:33 PM

A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Full Story

Program designed to help prepare for droughts

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Federal agencies will provide better and more accessible information about matters such as long-term weather prospects and soil moisture levels under a program designed to help communities prepare for future droughts and respond more... Full Story

Railroads back retrofitting flammable liquid cars

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Proposed new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids gained support from U.S. railroads Thursday, but it's not yet clear whether the companies that own most of those cars will support the upgrades to prevent leaks. Full Story

US Issues Railroad Safety Order After Deadly Crash

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 Full Story

Market to Market (September 28, 2012)

posted on September 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Market to Market (September 28, 2012)
Full Program: Drought-influenced corn prices prompt hog producers to consider tough choices. America’s first major high speed railroad could be the end of the line for some farmers. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. Full Story

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