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Oil Trains

New Data Sharpen Focus on Crude Oil “Bomb Train” Routes

Originally published 12/2/14 by Isaiah Thompson, BillMoyers.com   The oil boom underway in North Dakota has delivered jobs to local economies and helped bring the United States to the brink of being a net energy exporter for the first time in generations. But moving that oil to the few refineries with the capacity to process […]

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Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Originally published in London’s Guardian newspaper, read more about Bakken shaloe oil and crude-by-rail. WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America’s […]

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There is a reason they’re called ‘Bomb Trains’! Since 2013, there has been a series of catastrophic accidents associated with the transportation of crude oil by rail. As these incidents continue to occur, we will update the list below. March 7, 2015 – crude oil train derailed near Ontario community of Gogama, multiple cars caught […]

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