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Federal Agency Finds Pipeline Safety Oversight Inadequate

The federal agency responsible for making sure states effectively oversee the safety of natural gas and other pipelines is failing to do its job, a government watchdog said in a report released Friday. The federal effort is so riddled with …

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 …