Will P3s Build the Future?

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In recent weeks, President Obama spoke in Delaware, highlighting the need to expand and improve our nation’s transportation infrastructure, embracing the growing trend of public-private partnerships, or P3s. In fact, he recently created the “Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC), a Department of Transportation (DOT) effort, helping to connect government agencies and private industries. The …

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IHMM 30-Year Celebration Symposium: The Pillars of Change

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On August 26th, Brigham McCown will be speaking at the Institute for Hazardous Materials Management’s 30 year Celebration Symposium. Topics will include an outlook on the past, present, and future of the transportation industry of hazardous materials. Joining Mr. McCown on the panel is Dr. Robert Richard, Vice-president of Regulations and Compliance for Labelmaster Services. …

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Fracking Recycles During Drought

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Summer is coming to an end, ushering in droughts across the US. Many states, such as California, have implemented fines for wasted water, in an attempt to mitigate the growing problem. The technology to help curb water shortage, however, may lie in a very unexpected industry. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” is a proven and safe …

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Recycled Keystone XL Report Doesn’t Add Up

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The U.S. arm of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has been making news this week with a ‘new’ report claiming the Obama Administration drastically underestimated carbon emissions of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  The report seeks to make the case as to why the final portion of the Keystone pipeline system should not be built. …

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Crude By Rail Supported in the Pacific Northwest

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(Forbes) According to a recent poll by EarthFix, a majority of residents of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho support the shipping of crude oil by rail through the Pacific Northwest, pointing to a division of opinions regarding the transport of crude oil via rail. The group sponsoring the research, EarthFix, chose to poll residents in the tri-state area on …

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