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  • Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system

     Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system
    The federal government Friday announced regulations aimed at enhancing the safety of mile-long trains carrying crude oil that are traveling through the Chicago area in increasing numbers and that critics say pose a huge danger to lives and property.
  • New oil-train rules leave a lot of questions unanswered

    WASHINGTON The U.S. and Canadian governments on Friday unveiled a long-awaited new standard for the tank cars used to transport crude oil and ethanol that includes numerous safety improvements. But it is far from the final word on efforts to reduce the...

    US, Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety

    Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian...

    Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables

    U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions. The fee would start at $175...

    Expected guests at Japan state dinner

    Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady. The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...