posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:50 PM
Gov. Mark Dayton is giving railroad companies a tongue-lashing for resisting his tax plan to fund safety improvements.
posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:06 PM
GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad...
posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM
A massive explosion rocked a railroad town this week in West Virginia and once again crude oil from the Bakken is at the center of the incident.
posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM
Representatives of Minnesota's construction industry are the latest to express concern about the state's congested railways caused in part by increased oil shipments moving from North Dakota.
posted on October 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM
The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to upgrade existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and...
posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM
The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
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.
posted on June 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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....
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...
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 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.
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.
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...