by Ryan Koronowski Posted on March 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 Posted on February 24, 2015
The derailment saw nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil dumped in and around the James River.
by Emily Atkin Posted on February 23, 2015
This is an issue that's been largely overlooked in the debate about the safety of oil trains: secrecy.
by Emily Atkin Posted on February 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 Posted on February 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.
by Katie Valentine Posted on September 12, 2014
The Sierra Club, Earthjustice and ForestEthics want the DOT to ban unsafe DOT-111 tanker cars.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 10, 2014
On Tuesday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) suggested new federal rules to cut down on explosions and derailments of oil-carrying trains are "a facade" to cut down Americans' fossil fuel use.
by Tom Kenworthy Posted on August 26, 2014
The delays are hitting farmers in the pocketbook, and hard.
by Jeff Spross Posted on July 23, 2014
The Obama Administration will propose new rules for transporting crude oil by rail today, aimed at reducing speeds and requiring sturdier tanker cars.