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Feds Issue Emergency Order on Crude Oil Trains

Federal government issues emergency order requiring states be informed of oil train shipments

By JOAN LOWY

The Associated Press May 7, 2014 WASHINGTON The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.The emergency order requires that each railroad operating trains containing […]

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Albany’s Perilous Oil Boom

Washington State should phase or repair some of the older oil tank cars known as DOT-111s, that do not provide necessary protections against derailments and explosions.  

New York Times

APRIL 1, 2014

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Daniel McCoy, who manages Albany County and its port on the Hudson River, decided last month, that he had to do something about the dangers presented by the rumbling oil tank cars carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken fields to […]

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The Man Behind Exploding Trains–Pulling Back the Curtain on Warren Buffett’s Role

Sightline Daily/News & Views for a Sustainable Northwest

and on March 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

This post is 21 in the series: The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails

“Look for the UTLX logo on tank cars when you watch trains roll by. As a Berkshire shareholder, you own the cars with that insignia. When you spot a UTLX car, puff out […]

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