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Speed rules didn’t apply to train in ethanol spill

WASHINGTON — The train that derailed earlier this month in Wisconsin and spilled 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River didn’t have a sufficient number of cars carrying flammable liquids to meet lower federal speed requirements The government set the new requirements this year in response to safety concerns about transporting crude oil by rail. According to railroad shipping ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Just in case you missed them, here are the top headlines from Bakken.com for the week of November 8th through the 14th. Have a great weekend! 5. Obama’s Keystone XL decision irks North Dakota US lawmakers BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation say President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is disappointing. Obama says he’s ...

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‘We dodged a bullet’

ALMA, Wis. — There were no injuries and so far no signs of environmental damage after a freight train carrying ethanol went off the tracks Saturday, but state and federal officials are calling for better regulation and safety measures in the wake of two Wisconsin derailments in as many days. “This is probably a great example of an incident where ...

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Wisconsin lawmakers introduce rail safety bill in wake of two derailments

Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced new rail safety legislation after a weekend during which two trains derailed about 200 miles apart in the state, spilling oil and chemicals. Rep. Jill Billings, D-La Crosse, announced Tuesday that she is circulating a bill that would fund more state rail inspectors and training for first responders while requiring railroads to submit emergency prevention and ...

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