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  • Police: Man modified bus to steal gas from storage tanks

    Police in New Jersey have charged a man with using modified vehicles to steal gasoline from storage tanks. Forty-seven-year-old Robert Bailey was arrested in Stafford Township Monday and charged with aggravated arson, theft, burglary and criminal...
  • Rollback of W.Va. chemical spill law heads to House floor

    A House panel narrowly approved a bill to scale back protections to prevent chemical spills from sullying water supplies. The January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days spurred the tank law. At 11:30 p.m....
  • CSX agrees to long-term restoration plan in W.Va. derailment

    Federal regulators say CSX Transportation has agreed to a long-term plan for cleaning up and restoring the area around a fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia. Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency order released Friday, CSX...
  • Keystone XL oil pipeline: What you need to know about the dispute

    Keystone XL oil pipeline: What you need to know about the dispute
    One of the biggest environmental controversies of the Obama administration got locked up in Congress again this week, when the Republican-controlled Senate failed to override President Obama's recent veto of legislation that would have forced a decision...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River

    Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River
    An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday. The spill from the derailment, which occurred Thursday,...
  • Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment

    Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment
    Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said Thursday's rail tanker derailment near Galena is another episode in a series of accidents involving crude oil tankers that he fears will happen with increasing frequency unless something is done to change federal rules...
  • Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say

    Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say
    The fiery train derailment Thursday near Galena should serve as a wake-up call for the state and the Chicago area to be better prepared in the event of a similar incident in the metropolitan area, officials said. The BNSF Railway train carrying 103 tank...
  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, according to railroad officials. The...
  • 2 oil cars still burning at Illinois derailment site

    Two rail cars remain on fire at the site where an oil train derailed this week in western Illinois. But authorities say they did not have to allow a leaking car to explode as was initially expected. Authorities had warned of the likelihood of more...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in northern Ontario

    A CN Rail train carrying crude oil derailed early Saturday in northern Ontario, causing numerous tank cars to catch fire and spill into a local river system, officials said. It was the third CN oil train derailment in northern Ontario in less than a...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River, EPA says

    WASHINGTON An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday. The spill from the derailment, which occurred...