Latest ‘bomb train’ incident predictable

The Hawkeye (via The Benicia Independent) | May 11, 2015 | Column by Kathleen Sloan

BNSF Railway carried the Hess Corp.-owned rail car, which carried highly volatile Bakken crude oil from North Dakota and appears to have followed the law.

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Health Professionals Call for Denial of Oil-By-Rail Terminal Permits in Oregon and Washington

Physicians for Social Responsibility (via The Benicia Independent) | May 11, 2015 | Press Release

Seattle, WA – Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals today called on Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown to deny permits for proposed new and expanded oil-by-rail facilities. The position statement based on peer-reviewed medical literature examines a broad range of public health and safety risks including air and water pollution, oil spills and clean-up, delayed emergency response, and storage tank fires and explosions. The statement to the Governors has been signed by 289 health professionals so far.

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Vandalism on inactive rail line used to justify oil train secrecy

McClatchyDC | May 10, 2015 | Column by Curtis Tate

Part of the federal government’s justification for keeping details about oil trains secret is literally hiding in the weeds on the South Dakota prairie.

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Are Dangerous Bomb Trains Rolling Through Your City?

Solutions Grassroots (via EcoWatch) | May 9, 2015 | Column by Josh Fox and Lee Ziesche

This week in Heimdal, North Dakota another “bomb train” derailed and exploded. These dangerous trains carrying crude-oil fracked in the Bakken Shale are rolling through the backyards of America, across rivers and streams and into major cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Albany, New York.

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Ralliers outside governor's office call for 'bomb train' ban

WNYT | May 7, 2015 | Report by Abigail Bleck

ALBANY - Governor Andrew Cuomo likely receives a lot of mail.

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Mayor Charlie Hales 'urges' Pembina to withdraw plans for a North Portland propane terminal

The Oregonian | May 7, 2015 | Column by Andrew Theen

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales reversed course this week on Pembina's controversial proposal to build a propane export facility in North Portland, urging the Canadian company in a call Wednesday to withdraw its plan.

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Insure the bombs-on-rails

Times Union | May 7, 2015 | Editorial

By law, you must have insurance for all sorts of things, from automobiles to elevators to sidewalk cafes, in case you harm someone or damage something. Yet no coverage is required for some of the most potentially dangerous things in our communities: rail cars carrying crude oil, or any other kind of hazardous cargo, for that matter.

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Oil in North Dakota derailment was treated to cut volatility

Fuel Fix | May 7, 2015 | AP Report

BISMARCK, N.D.  — A shipment of oil involved in an explosive train derailment in North Dakota had been treated to reduce its volatility — a move that state officials suggested could have reduced the severity of the accident but won’t prevent others from occurring.

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North Dakota oil train derailment involves tank cars slated for phase-out

KMSP-TV | May 6, 2015 | Report by Mike Durkin

The fiery derailment of an oil train forced the evacuation of a central North Dakota town Wednesday morning. At least 6 tank cars caught fire when the BNSF train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed at about 7:30 a.m., 2 miles outside of Heimdal, N.D

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Lowey: Ban explosive crude from rail

The Journal News | May 6, 2015 | Post by Khurram Saeed

Moments before U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey was preparing to talk about her latest oil train safety initiative, she received word that a 109-car oil train had derailed in North Dakota, with several of the tank cars exploding and catching fire, leading to the evacuation of a town of about 35 residents.

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