Tank car fleet inadequate for crude oil, rail industry says

Miami Herald | April 23, 2014 | Column by Curtis Tate

None of the tank cars currently in service carrying Bakken crude oil is adequate for carrying that product, a rail industry representative testified Tuesday, but until new federal regulations are completed, the use of inadequate cars will continue.

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Canada to phase out old railway oil tankers; won't wait for U.S.

Reuters | April 23, 2014 | Column by Randall Palmer

(Reuters) - Canada will require that older rail cars used for carrying crude oil be phased out by May 2017, the government said on Wednesday, moving ahead of the United States to ban the controversial cars in light of burgeoning oil-by-rail traffic and a deadly accident last year.

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Energy And Environment Summit Planned In Plattsburgh

WAMC | April 23, 2014 | Column by Pat Bradley

A people’s Summit on Energy and the Environment is planned in Plattsburgh next week.

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Coalition seeks answers on NY crude oil shipments

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | April 22, 2014 | AP Column

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups and local residents is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to set a deadline for a crude oil shipper to provide more details on its Albany port operations.

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Growing concerns over oil rail tankers

WNYT | April 22, 2014 | Staff Report

ALBANY - There are growing concerns about rail tankers carrying oil and other combustibles coming into Albany.

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Coalition calls for a deadline on crude oil questions

Capital New York | April 22, 2014 | Column by Scott Waldman

ALBANY—A coalition of environmental groups, concerned citizens and elected officials is asking the state to force a fuel transportation company to answer a series of questions about its operation by May 3.

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Rail oil shipments on radar of outgoing NTSB chief

WIVB | April 22, 2014 | Column by Luke Moretti

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The outgoing chair of the National Transportation Safety Board has some strong words for the rail industry and the way certain hazardous liquid is transported.

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Pressure is growing for a thorough review of crude oil transportation through NY

The Legislative Gazette | April 21, 2014 | Kelly Fay

As the state considers two projects that would expand the presence of crude oil, lawmakers and environmental groups are demanding a comprehensive study and public review be conducted to determine the safety and health impact of increased oil transportation in New York. Eleven state and national groups sent a letter to the governor last week, requesting the state require the industry to conduct a full environmental impact review.

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A clean environment depends on clean elections

Bangor Daily News | April 21, 2014 | Op-ed by Michael Brune and Jim Frick

For more than 40 years, April 22 has been a day to celebrate and care for our planet. So why would two Sierra Club leaders take the opportunity on this Earth Day to write about democracy?

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DOT chief to visit site of ND oil train derailment

San Francisco Chronicle | April 21, 2014 | AP Column

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is slated to come to the site of a fiery oil train derailment that happened in eastern North Dakota last December.

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PAUSE is a grassroots group of individuals who have come together to promote safe, sustainable energy and fight for environmental justice. We engage the greater public to stop the fossil fuel industry’s assault on the people of Albany and our environment.