by Natasha Geiling Jul 14, 2016
Following an oil train derailment in Oregon, the Department of Transportation is looking to strengthen rules surrounding the shipment of oil by rail.
by Natasha Geiling Jul 13, 2016
When the oil and railroad industries help set the rules, can oil trains ever be safe?
by Samantha Page Dec 3, 2015
Despite new crude-by-rail safety rules, oil keeps spilling.
by Emily Atkin Jul 7, 2015
"The American public is still being kept in the dark," one rail safety expert said.
by Ryan Koronowski Mar 6, 2015
BNSF is trying to keep oil from the Galina River, just upstream from the Mississippi River. The recent spate of oil train derailments has led to calls for federal and state safety rules to address volatile Bakken oil.
by Emily Atkin Feb 24, 2015
The derailment saw nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil dumped in and around the James River.
by Emily Atkin Feb 23, 2015
This is an issue that's been largely overlooked in the debate about the safety of oil trains: secrecy.
by Emily Atkin Feb 18, 2015
In the aftermath of a huge rail disaster in West Virginia, people are asking which is safer: pipeline or rail?
by Emily Atkin Feb 17, 2015
Portions of Kanawha and Fayette counties are still on fire.
Crude oil is pouring into a river that supplies drinking water and two small towns have been evacuated after an oil train derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday.