U.S. won't weaken oil-train public disclosure rules

The Inquirer | May 30, 2015 | Column by Paul Nussbaum

Responding to congressional and public criticism, federal regulators said Friday they would not weaken rules requiring certain disclosures about trains transporting crude oil and other hazardous materials.

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Billions in fund, safety wall urged in oil train safety reports

Times Union | May 29, 2015 | Column by Brian Nearing

A state oil spill cleanup fund, recently boosted from $25 million to $40 million, is still woefully short of what could be needed after a major spill, explosion or fire, and should eventually grow to as much as $2 billion, according to a report on oil train safety issued this week by a county advisory committee to Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.

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Panelists on front line of oil train explosions

Times Union | May 29, 2015 | Post by Eric Anderson

Three panelists at an upcoming crude oil transportation summit in Albany have firsthand experience in recent derailments that led to explosions and fires.

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New York steps up crude-by-rail spill response, monitoring

Associated Press (via The Legislative Gazette) | May 28, 2015 | Report by Mary Esch

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation says it's stepping up air monitoring at the Port of Albany and enhancing spill response capabilities along rail corridors to reduce health and environmental risks stemming from crude oil transport through the state.

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Crude spill react plan

Times Union | May 27, 2015 | Column by Brian Nearing

State proposes response network, more testing of the air at Port of Albany

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BNSF President Greeted by Bomb Train Protestors in Chicago

DeSmogBlog | May 27, 2015 | Column by Justin Mikulka

Today at the annual North American Rail Shippers Association, Carl Ice, president of rail company Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) had his keynote address interrupted by members of Rising Tide Chicago. The activists carried banners reading, “BNSF: Profits over Safety” and “BNSF: Bomb Trains Kill.”

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NYS to fund oil spill gear in 21 counties, more air pollution testing at Albany port

Times Union | May 27, 2015 | Post by Brian Nearing

The state will add more air pollution testing this summer around crude oil terminals at the Port of Albany as part of plans that also call for a 21-county network of state-funded spill response equipment and training where crude oil trains routinely travel, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Wednesday.

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Latest round of oil train inspections is complete

Times Union | May 27, 2015 | Post by Rick Karlin

The Cuomo Administration is out with results of the latest round of state-run inspections of track and oil tanker train cars across the state.

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New York State Reverses Decision, Requires Full Environmental Review of Tar Sands-by-Rail Facility

DeSmogBlog | May 24, 2015 | Column by Justin Mikulka

In what came as a welcome surprise to activists in Albany, New York, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DECreversed an earlier decision and now will require a full environmental review for a proposed tar sands oil heating facility at the Port of Albany.

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New York Requires Full Environmental Study on Tar Sands Oil Transport by Rail to Albany Via Adirondacks, Lake Champlain

Center for Biological Diversity (via Common Dreams) | May 22, 2015 | Press Release

ALBANY, N.Y. - Four conservation organizations from the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley today praised a decision by New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation to require a full environmental impact statement from a company seeking permission to import heavy crude oil from Canada.

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