In a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration dated June 8, the Oregon Department of Transportation said preliminary findings of an investigation suggested inspectors might not be able to determine the cause.Caused by the same people who didn't want to use pipelines...
In the accident, a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed, burst into flames and spilled crude along Oregon’s scenic Columbia River gorge. Nobody was injured.
A preliminary investigation suggested a failure with a bolt that fastened the rail to the railroad ties.
A spokesman for the FRA said the agency will respond to the letter.
Oregon is the first U.S. state to request such a move, although environmental lobbyists have called for years for a moratorium on oil trains after a series of explosive accidents.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Oil Gets Derailed
Greener than green Oregon wants to stop oil by rail:
Here comes the eclipse:
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