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  • Some Pennsylvania counties not receiving data on crude oil trains

    WASHINGTON Two counties in Pennsylvania that hug rail lines used to transport large volumes of crude oil have not been notified about the cargo, in spite of a May requirement from the U.S. Department of Transportation that states share that information...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No...
  • Residents return home after Wisconsin train derailment

    Residents return home after Wisconsin train derailment
    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...
  • Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

    WASHINGTON Two loaded and two empty crude oil trains operate daily over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Maryland and Delaware, according a document submitted by the passenger railroad in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Last month,...
  • Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

    WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • Time to make chemical storage safety a top national priority

    Growing up in Port Arthur, Texas, I always knew that neighbors and family members seemed to get sick more often than they should. It wasn't until I left and came back that I realized with fresh eyes just how dire our slow crisis was and that my...
  • Coal industry fuels Republican in N.C. Senate race

    WASHINGTON Money from coal companies has been fueling North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis' race to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., including $21,100 from the nation's largest privately owned coal company. The contributions came from the...
  • Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

    Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]
    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...
  • One year ago, Blue Rhino propane-tank explosion lit up sky

    One year ago, Blue Rhino propane-tank explosion lit up sky
    TAVARES — "Blue Rhino" became part of the lexicon locally a year ago tonight when an explosion at the propane-tank plant shattered a quiet night. A sensational fireball lit up the sky after the accident, which occurred just before 11 p.m., and...
  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    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...