oil trains

Nationwide Resistance to Crude Oil ‘Bomb Trains’ Gaining Momentum

Nationwide Resistance to Crude Oil ‘Bomb Trains’ Gaining Momentum
The speed and scale with which the oil and rail industries created the North American oil-by-rail infrastructure was impressive. And amazingly under the radar for the most part — until the trains started derailing and blowing up — leading to articles with titles like “The Invisible Bomb Trains.”
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

“We Need Not Be Polite” Hears First National Conference On Oil Train Threats

“We Need Not Be Polite” Hears First National Conference On Oil Train Threats
On November 12th, I boarded a train headed to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the first national independent gathering focused on the topic of oil trains. The trip would take me through Philadelphia where an Amtrak train crashed in May resulting in eight fatalities and over 200 injuries.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Oil-by-Rail Giant BNSF Threatens Shutdown Over Safety

Oil-by-Rail Giant BNSF Threatens Shutdown Over Safety
In June of 2014, a representative of oil-by-rail giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) attended a meeting with regulators where the American Association of Railroads (AAR) lobbied against any speed limits for oil trains. One of the slides from that presentation – titled “Far Reaching Economic Impacts” (image below) — predicted dire consequences to the American economy if speed limits were put in place.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer of Exploding Train Who Ran For His Life

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has responded defensively to the oil-by-rail lawsuit filed by former BNSF locomotive engineer Bryan Thompson, a case recently reported on by DeSmogBlog.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City from Oil Trains

Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City from Oil Trains
Last month a small but vocal group gathered on the steps of Seattle's city hall to demand greater restrictions on the controversial transportation of oil by railway tanker through the Northwest. This was the latest action in the larger movement of opposition to trains carrying fossil fuels through Washington.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: