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GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries. Full Story

Yellowstone urges tourist common sense amid bison attacks

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:38 PM

A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison: They're wild animals and can be very dangerous. Full Story

California regulator: State's utility "too big" for safety?

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Repeated natural-gas accidents — including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people — suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. Full Story

Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Canada's transportation safety board says the government needs to implement tougher new standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target. Full Story

Governor to railroads: Pony up for safety upgrades

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. Full Story

Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. Full Story

North Dakota Mulls Rules to Make Crude Safer for Shipment

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

North Dakota's top energy industry regulator unveiled new rules Thursday that would require companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's shipped by rail. Full Story

California in tussle over record utility fine

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands... Full Story

Study: North Dakota oil worker death rate 6 times US average

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012. 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

Wisconsin Farmers And Firefighters Partner On Hazards Maps

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Agriculture remains one of the nation's most dangerous professions; accidents on farms kill hundreds and injure thousands each year. Full Story

Assembly Approves Farm Worker Protection Bill

posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would expose agricultural employers to civil lawsuits for failing to abide by heat safety requirements. AB2346 would let farm workers sue if employers fail to supply water... Full Story

Listeria likely caused by pools of water

posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm. Full Story

Feds back off commercial licenses for farmers idea

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Federal highway officials have decided that farmers who operate tractors, combines and semitrailers can keep driving on rural roads without the same kind of regulations that apply to long-haul truckers. Full Story

Cargill resumes turkey production at Ark. plant

posted on August 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has resumed production of ground turkey at an Arkansas plant linked to a salmonella outbreak. Full Story
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