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5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

SEATTLE — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.

September 02, 2014 4:03 pm Photos

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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

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Oil train fires

Oil train fires

A warning placard is seen on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year.

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Transportation officials say oil train dangers extend past Bakken

Transportation officials say oil train dangers extend past Bakken

U.S. safety officials say the dangers posed by a sharp spike in oil shipments by rail in North America extend beyond shipments from the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana, and include oil from elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.

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Third oil-by-rail terminal proposed on Washington coast

Third oil-by-rail terminal proposed on Washington coast

SEATTLE — U.S. Development Group is seeking permits to build an oil terminal on the Washington coast that could handle about 45,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

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State, federal agencies do 2nd oil train inspection blitz

ALBANY, N.Y. — State and federal inspectors have completed a second round of safety checks of train tracks and oil tanker cars in an effort to prevent disastrous derailments and spills of volatile crude from North Dakota's Bakken region.

March 27, 2014 3:31 pmLoading…
North Dakota oil train crash cleanup almost done

North Dakota oil train crash cleanup almost done

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cleanup of an oil train derailment on the outskirts of a small southeastern North Dakota town "is all but complete," a state health official said Wednesday.

March 19, 2014 2:14 pm Photos

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Cleanup at N.D. oil train crash almost complete

BISMARCK, N.D. — A state health official says cleanup of an oil train derailment on the outskirts of a small southeastern North Dakota town "is all but complete."

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