Oil transport draws cry for disaster training help
Trains have traveled through this part of Minnesota for just under 150 years, and as the small town of Staples grew around their tracks, railroads were virtually the only source of jobs for decades.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Communities Find That Oil Trains Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen
In this Dec. 30, 2013, file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. When a freight train carrying crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken formation derailed and exploded in the middle of the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people and destroying half of the downtown, no one knew it'd mark the start ... (more)
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Railroads defend secrecy as accidents raise concerns
U.S. railroads have long operated under federal laws that shield them from local or state oversight and provide a blanket of secrecy over much of their operations.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Northern Michigan News
Steer that ran from slaughterhouse getting settled
A steer that made a break for it while on the way to slaughter in North Dakota is getting settled at a Michigan farm animal sanctuary after being spared from the butcher knife.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
N.D. Sen. Hoeven gets tough on rail safety
The Department of Transportation needs new standards for rail cars carrying crude oil, and more action to prevent derailments, North Dakota's Sen. Hoeven said.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Kansas City InfoZine
Rockefeller: Crude Oil Industry Commitment to Safety Seems to be Lip Service
Washington DC - infoZine - Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV released the following statement after the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration reported that the crude oil industry has not kept its promise to share testing data with the agency.
Urged To Support Oil Train Funding, Northwest Senator Seeks Answers
Fellow U.S. senators are calling on Washington's Patty Murray to support major investments in oil train safety, but first she wants some answers.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Globe and Mail
UN to probe rules for moving oil by rail
A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment last December in North Dakota.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
The Miami Herald
Firefighter training for crude oil train fires inadequate, group tells Congress
St Thomas Aquinas catcher Gwen Svekis waits for the ball as Sydney Behr of American Heritage scores the only run of the game Tuesday.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
The Globe and Mail
Oil industry balks at sharing crucial rail data, U.S. regulator says
In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. The crash prompted new questions about the safety of oil transportation.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
The Motley Fool
How Railways Profit from Congestion
Cold weather, slow trains, bad tracks, volatile and sometimes lethal cargoes all seem to add up to more profit for railway networks.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
State, feds study safety of crude oil shipments
Federal agencies are stepping up their scrutiny of safety issues related to increased freight-rail shipments of crude oil from the booming Bakken Formation oil field in North Dakota and Montana.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Cass Co. seeks reimbursement for derailment
Cass County has submitted a bill to BNSF Railway for its costs related to the December train derailment on the edge of Casselton.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Casselton chief says force's response saved lives
Acting Director of National Training and Education, Superintendent of the Center for Domestic Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency Mike King, left, Casselton Fire Department Chief Tim McLean; and Transportation Technology Center Inc. President Lisa Stabler, testify during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee ... (more)
Casselton fire chief set to testify to Congress
The fire chief of an eastern North Dakota town who led the response to a fiery train derailment is scheduled to testify before Congress.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Valley News Live
Popular Fargo AirSho Pilot Dies in Plane Crash
Aviators in the Red River Valley are mourning the death of Casselton, North Dakota native Jim Maroney.
The Huffington Post
Flamingo Killer On The Loose At Frankfurt Zoo
German police are hunting a killer responsible for the death of 15 flamingos at Frankfurt Zoo, some of which were beheaded as they slept.
Steer that caused a fuss in North Dakota town adopted by Michigan sanctuary
A steer that made a break for it while on the way to slaughter in North Dakota has been adopted by a Michigan farm animal sanctuary.
Sun Mar 23, 2014
The Huffington Post
Phoenix Apartment Fire Leaves 5 In Critical Condition
Authorities say four children and one adult are in critical condition following an early morning apartment fire in west Phoenix.