North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion

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Originally posted on LA Times. When the Obama administration imposed new safety rules on oil trains last week, the railroad industry said its goal was to have zero accidents in the future. It took only a few days to miss that difficult target. A BNSF train hauling 109 tank cars derailed in rural North Dakota …

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Obama’s Oil Train Regs Don’t Solve The Derailment Problem

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Originally posted on The Daily Caller. The recent derailment of a BNSF Railway train near a small town in North Dakota has reignited the debate over railcar safety — a debate which has sparked contentious new rules governing oil tank cars. But new regulations for oil tank cars don’t actually solve the problems of train …

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