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Oil protesters arrested for blocking trains in Washington state

Oil protesters arrested for blocking trains in Washington state

Oil protesters blocked trains for about three hours June 18 (Reuters) – Police arrested 21 oil protesters on Saturday for blocking BNSF Railway Co. freight trains in Vancouver, Washington, on a line that transports oil and coal in the Northwest, protesters and a railroad spokesman said. The Fossil Fuel Resistance Network, conducting its first protest, […]

Wyoming coal mine worker who took train for joyride pleads guilty

Wyoming coal mine worker who took train for joyride pleads guilty

Wyoming coal mine worker¬†sentenced to five years probation, restitution A Wyoming man is facing sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge in connection with taking two locomotives from a coal mine and crashing them into another train, telling authorities he was angry at a supervisor. Derek Skyler Brux, 22, was sentenced to pay restitution and […]

Crude oil trains: BNSF to slow trains, increase inspections

Crude oil trains: BNSF to slow trains, increase inspections

Safety concerns increased for crude oil trains following explosive¬†derailments BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday. Under the changes, BNSF is slowing down crude oil trains to 35 mph in cities with more than 100,000 people […]