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Federal board orders fertilizer delivery plans

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A federal regulatory agency on Tuesday ordered two major railroads to report their plans to ensure fertilizer shipments for spring planting.
The Surface Transportation Board is requiring BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to present their pla…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Not sharing: Regulator: Oil industry balks at sharing crucial rail data

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. oil industry has failed to share important data on oil-by-rail shipments that may help regulators prevent future accidents, a top regulator said on Tuesday in the latest chapter of a simmering dispute.
Cynthia Quarterman, chi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Not sharing: Regulator: Oil industry balks at sharing crucial rail data

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. oil industry has failed to share important data on oil-by-rail shipments that may help regulators prevent future accidents, a top regulator said on Tuesday in the latest chapter of a simmering dispute.
Cynthia Quarterman, chi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Trail of error: Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Those 721 violations came about…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BNSF to invest $600M in North Dakota railways

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — BNSF Railway promised Tuesday to provide more locomotives and workers in the next few weeks to break the logjam of rail shipments that has dismayed North Dakota farmers and forced the detour of passenger trains through the state.
In …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BNSF to invest $600M in North Dakota railways

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — BNSF Railway promised Tuesday to provide more locomotives and workers in the next few weeks to break the logjam of rail shipments that has dismayed North Dakota farmers and forced the detour of passenger trains through the state.
In …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil from Tioga spill seeped 30 feet into ground, maybe farther: Committee also briefed on progress of Casselton derailment cleanup

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Oil from a major pipeline leak near Tioga last fall has seeped at least 30 feet below ground, “and we think it’s gone down farther than that,” the North Dakota Department of Health’s environmental section chief told state lawmake…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil from Tioga spill seeped 30 feet into ground, maybe farther: Committee also briefed on progress of Casselton derailment cleanup

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Oil from a major pipeline leak near Tioga last fall has seeped at least 30 feet below ground, “and we think it’s gone down farther than that,” the North Dakota Department of Health’s environmental section chief told state lawmake…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com