The Miami Herald
Dozens of oil trains pass through Minnesota weekly
And they are cheaper than cigarettes, making them easier for kids to purchase. "> E-cigs often come in fruit flavors and in colorful packaging.
Obama Proposes Lower Safety Standards to Haul Oil by Trains Than by Ships
The Obama Administration tried to make a big deal this week out of their proposed safety regulations to make the infamous " exploding oil trains " hauling crude oil across the U.S. less dangerous.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Beaverton Valley Times
Kitzhaber orders oil train safety measures
Governor Kitzhaber called Friday for more state rail inspectors and other safety measures for crude oil shipped by rail in Oregon.
DOT Updates National Hazardous Routes Registry
Transportation industry employers will want to review the new registry and determine what impact the changes may have for their logistics operations.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
DOT proposes new safety rules for oil trains
KIMT News 3 - Every day nine trains leave western North Dakota filled with oil. Most head east through Minnesota in order to reach the east coast.
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than... A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and ... (more)
Wed Jul 23, 2014
State and Local Communities Respond to Crude-by-Rail Safety Issue
July 6 marked the one year anniversary of the crude oil derailment in Lac Megantic Quebec , which significantly heightened throughout North America the awareness about safety issues surrounding crude by rail.
The Motley Fool
Stricter Rail Rules Mean More Profits for These MLPs
According to the Association of American Railroads, the number of railcars shipping petroleum products has surged to more than 15,000 carloads a week as of this month, more than double the 7,000-carload average through 2010.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Drug crime soaring in North Dakota
More federal drug enforcement agents are needed in western North Dakota, the heart of the state's oil boom, Sen. John Hoeven said.
GOOD: North Dakotan Shale Boom To Surge This Summer. You just...
You just can't keep a good boom down. Oil production from North Dakota's Bakken formation has quintupled over the past five years as drillers employ the dual technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal well drilling to tap previously inaccessible hydrocarbons trapped in shale.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Minot Daily News
Larry Erickson was hewn from North Dakota soil, a natural who spent all of his life on the South Prairie farm he loved and his parents established.
Oregon, Washington road deaths plummeting faster than most states
Despite growing populations and having more drivers on the road, Oregon and Washington have seen some of the nation's largest declines in traffic deaths in the past decade, according to a new study.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
VA awards ND grant to improve health care access
Hoeven says the grant will fund transportation services for veterans to travel to VA medical centers and other facilities providing VA care.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio keeps oil hauls by rail a secret
Federal regulators have warned that oil extracted from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota might be more flammable than traditional heavy crude.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Once again, North Dakota consumes the most beer, report says
Andrea Williams, general manager of the Wurst Bier Hall in downtown Fargo, N.D., pours a wheat beer into a glass Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
KOTA-TV Rapid City
Oil train issues left up to local Wyoming agencies
Amid widespread concern over crude oil shipments by rail, the task of addressing safety issues in Wyoming has been mostly left up to local governments.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
The Town Talk
Survey: North Dakotans drink most beer
In recent years, Americans have increasingly moved away from beer consumption in favor of wines and spirits.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Hoeven pushing to keep Minot mail center open
One of North Dakota's two U.S. senators is urging the United States Postal Service to keep a mail processing facility open in Minot to help handle population increases in recent years.
The Winnipeg Free Press
N. Dakota becomes major oil player
North Dakota has joined the ranks of the few places in the world that produce more than a million barrels of oil per day, due in large part to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Benicia: Valero defends crude-by-rail plans
As politicians call for more crude-by-rail safety measures, Valero recently defended its plans to bring in up to two 50-car trains per day of Bakken crude from North Dakota to its refinery here.