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Judge rules Md. must release crude oil shipment information

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ruled that the information railroads submit to the state about the volume and frequency of their crude oil shipments is public. The decision Friday rejects efforts by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway, the two major eastern railroads, to block the Maryland Department of the Environment from releasing the information, which includes rail ...

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Camp Ripley seeks to train for oil, pipeline disasters

LITTLE FALLS — Every year, more than 17,000 law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency responders come to Camp Ripley from all over the state to train for a worst-case scenario. With its central location, ample space and state-of-the-art training facilities, Ripley officials say the 53,000-acre camp is a logical location to prepare for a unique type of disaster: an ...

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Berkshire profit falls 37 percent on investment, insurance slump

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc <BRKa.N> <BRKb.N> said on Friday its second-quarter profit fell 37 percent, reflecting a significant decline in investment gains and an underwriting loss from insurance operations, which include Geico. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska-based insurance and investment company fell to $4.01 billion, or $2,442 per Class A share, from $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per share, ...

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Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

BILLINGS, Mont. — A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within recommended speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident’s cause. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with crude from North Dakota was traveling 44 miles per hour before Thursday’s wreck, U.S. Federal Railroad Administration ...

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3 rail cars leaking crude after oil train derails in Montana

CULBERTSON, Mont. — More than 20 cars on an oil train derailed in rural northeastern Montana, and at least three of them were leaking crude, leading some homes to be evacuated, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of injury or fire, but of the 21 cars that derailed Thursday evening, only two remained upright, Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick ...

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Amtrak service stopped after train derailment

A mixed-freight train derailed in eastern Montana Tuesday evening, pausing Amtrak’s Empire Builder rail service and stranding travelers, reports the Williston Herald. BNSF Railway crews are on the scene working to clean up the stretch of track where the incident occurred. Nine cars of the train derailed at around 5:30 p.m. west of Blair, Montana, approximately 50 miles west of ...

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BNSF moving 55 jobs to Laurel from Forsyth, Glendive

Burlington Northern Santa Fe is relocating 55 workers to Laurel this month from Glendive and Forsyth and planning other worker furloughs, rail officials said Wednesday. The move is an effort to consolidate operations to Laurel, the region’s largest rail yard, and reduce costs in response to a downturn in freight demands, BNSF officials said. The bulk of the shift, 45 ...

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