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Oil and coal train protest shuts down BNSF tracks in Spokane

Three people were arrested Thursday evening in a protest against oil trains that shut down the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks near Trent Avenue and Napa Street.

Fire Chief Jim Appleton: Lesson of derailment: Ban oil trains

Everything possible should be done to discourage crude oil by rail and, ultimately, the mode and the cargo should be declared unsafe and illegal.

Raging Grannie protestors quickly released, awaiting court date

The women calling themselves “Raging Grannies” say they were well treated after being arrested for trespassing on Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at Trent and Napa

Canada to ban rail cars involved in fiery Quebec derailment

Canada’s transport minister says the rail car model involved in a fiery crash that killed 47 people in Quebec three years ago will no longer be allowed to transport oil …

Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills

Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule …

Slow progress seen on rupture-prone rail cars

Slow progress has been made on efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transport oil and ethanol, despite numerous fiery derailments that prompted …

West Coast states meet to share oil spill-response efforts

Washington and Oregon environmental regulators said Tuesday that regional coordination and planning exercises such as drills aided in their response to the fiery train derailment along the Columbia River earlier …

Railroad says broken bolt caused Oregon train derailment

Railroad officials say at least one broken bolt holding the rail in place caused the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train moving volatile crude oil through the Columbia River …

Oil removed from train that derailed in Columbia River town, Oregon official says

Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier.

Editorial: Accelerate oil train safety

Congress must ensure that railroad reforms are rapidly adopted to ensure the safety of communities along oil shipping routes.

Track failure likely cause of oil train derailment in Oregon

Track failure was likely the cause of the oil train derailment in Oregon, an official with Union Pacific Railroad said Sunday.

Crews work to contain oil sheen after Oregon train derailment

Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire, but …

Oil train that derailed near Hood River passed through Spokane

An oil train has derailed near Hood River, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge, news accounts say.

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2015, 7:53 p.m.

BNSF oil train derails in Illinois

GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena.

Oil train derails in Quebec, kills one

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Provincial police say one person has died after a train carrying crude oil derailed, triggering several explosions and a huge blaze in a town in eastern Quebec. …