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Railroads Ordered to Alert States on Oil Shipments

The U.S. Transportation Department issued an emergency order designed to reduce the risks of transporting crude from North Dakota‚Äôs booming Bakken region by rail, a week after an oil train derailed and burned in Virginia. The order requires railroads to …

Portland Doesn’t Have Enough Foam to Fight Oil Train Fires

The Portland fire chief says her department lacks the equipment to fight a catastrophic fire that could erupt from an oil train derailment. Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens says the Oregon city would have to rely on foam from Portland …