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Oil sector withholding info on rail cargoes: U.S. regulator

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. transport regulators on Friday scolded the oil industry for not sharing important information on the kinds of rail shipments that have been involved in a number of fiery train derailments.

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on Mar 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM

North Dakota Pipeline Rupture Spills 34,000 Gallons of Crude

(via insideclimatenews.org)

(AP)Cleanup workers have contained about 34,000 gallons of crude that spewed from a broken oil pipeline in northwestern North Dakota, state health officials said Friday.Read original story

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on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:07 PM

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy To Travel To North Dakota To Discuss Energy Opportunities And The Environment (HQ)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

WASHINGTON -- EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to North Dakota on Thursday and Friday to meet with tribal groups as well as local and state officials to discuss energy opportunities and EPA?s ongoing work in the state and across the country to carry out President Obama?s Climate Act...

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on Feb 28, 2014 at 03:31 AM

Industry in North Dakota Promises to Reduce Flared Natural Gas

(via www.nytimes.com)

Facing criticism and legal trouble, companies working in the Bakken shale field said they would try to recapture more of the natural gas now burned as waste.

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on Jan 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Dot Earth Blog: The Hazards of Moving Oil By Rail Again on Display, This Time in North Dakota

(via dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com)

Another fiery rail accident reveals the hazards of moving America’s newfound oil resource by rail.

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on Jan 05, 2014 at 02:20 AM

North Dakota Crude Oil Train Derails, Cars Explode, Residents Warned To Stay Inside

(via www.desmogblog.com)

A train carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale derailed in Casselton, North Dakota today, with fiery results. Residents have reported multiple explosions, many have now been evacuated and others advised to shelter in place to avoid the toxic plumes of smoke enveloping the area.ValleyNewsLive.com, the local media outlet, reports on Facebook that approximately 65% of residents have evacuated th...

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on Dec 31, 2013 at 06:27 PM

Authorities Urge Evacuation of Casselton, N.D. after Derailed Oil Train Explodes

(via insideclimatenews.org)

(NBC)Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small North Dakota town late Monday after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded after colliding with another train. The plume of smoke from the continuing fires is visible for 25 miles.The collision occurred just before 2:20 p.m., when a westbound BNSF train carrying grain derailed and was then hit by an eastbound BNSF train ca...

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on Dec 31, 2013 at 06:27 PM
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North Dakota Oil Spill Website Set To Launch; Will Notify Public About All Hazardous Leaks

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field.In response to extensive media coverage and criticism from environmental groups, the North Dakota Health Department will launch a website sometime this week that will enable the publi...

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on Dec 02, 2013 at 07:20 PM

Firm with History of Spill Cover-Ups Hired to Clean Up North Dakota Oil Spill

(via www.desmogblog.com)

Tesoro Logistics — the company whose pipeline spilled more than 800,000 gallons of fracked Bakken Shale oil in rural North Dakota in September — has hired infamous contractor Witt O'Brien's to oversee its clean-up of the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.The oil was obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale basin.As revealed after ExxonMobil hired the same fir...

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on Nov 27, 2013 at 07:20 PM

2 More Oil Spills Reported in North Dakota

(via insideclimatenews.org)

(Bismarck Tribune)Two more oil spills have been reported in the state.The state Health Department is monitoring a crude oil spill of approximately 500 barrels in Williams County, at a rail transfer facility near Trenton.

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on Nov 20, 2013 at 02:21 PM