Source: Roll Call
On CNBC Friday, Deborah Hersman, the former head of the National Transportation Safety Board, explained some of the difficulties facing investigators as they try to figure out exactly how the Malaysia Airlines flight was ...
Full article at: Roll Call
4 days ago, 3:43pm CDT
Source: Canadian Business Online
SEATTLE – Two environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing recent explosive oil train wrecks and the department’s own findings that those accidents pose an “imminent hazard.”
The petition filed Tuesday by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics seeks an emergency order within 30 days to prohibit crude from the Northern Plains’ Bakken region and elsewhere from being carried in the older ta ...
Full article at: Canadian Business Online
Jul 15 2014, 2:17pm CDT
Source: Mother Jones
Above: DOT-111 tank cars carrying crude oil exploding in Casselton, North Dakota, in December 2013.
Early on the morning of July 6, 2013, a runaway freight train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, setting off a series of massive explosions and inundating the town in flaming oil. The inferno destroyed the downtown area; 47 people died.
The 72-car train had been carrying nearly 2 million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota's Ba ...
Full article at: Mother Jones
May 27 2014, 5:00am CDT