| Oct 12, 2014
| 2:44 PM
EMMITSBURG — Family after family took the solemn walk Sunday to receive an American flag and red rose, each pausing for a moment to feel the nation's gratitude for their loved ones, fallen firefighters who died in the line of duty.
Among the 107...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 11:15 AM
I read with great interest the editorial, "Fracking still worrisome" (Oct. 8). I live in Western Maryland and am very concerned. I don't understand why we're having this debate.
Fracking for natural gas in Western Maryland will not help America become...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:42 PM
With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Shortly after Bill Shaw Jr. stepped into a West Virginia gas station, his life was suddenly and irreversibly altered.
The union ironworker was working as a welder on an interstate highway bridge project in December 2004 and had stopped to have his...
| Sep 18, 2014
Firemen send water onto flames at Marathon Cartage Co., in Santa Fe Springs....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Malala Yousafzai, the teenage campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan, told journalists on Monday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured her he would free 219 abducted schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Authorities are letting residents return home Monday morning after a train derailment and fuel spill in Slinger, Wis., prompted an evacuation Sunday night, authorities said.
Three locomotives and several railcars belonging to a Canadian National Railway...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state.
In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...