1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

America's exploding oil train problem

(Source: Moyers & Company, September 2, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you reside in the US, there’s around an eight percent chance that you live in an oil train’s blast zone. And there’s a fight going on at the state and federal levels, between monied interests and regulatory agencies, over efforts to ensure that these trains — which have shown a tendency to burst into flames — will be relatively safe. The increased use of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — has made oil that was previously inaccessible available to drillers. The crude then has to make its way to refineries, and while the boom in pipeline projects has received quite a bit of attention, roughly 60 percent of it travels by rail.

Full story: www.billmoyers.com

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2015 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
My friend Brandon Bostian, the Amtrak 188 engineer
High-speed rail remains elusive in the U.S.
Amtrak suspends trains between Philadelphia and Harrisburg due to weather
Former Metrolink auditor alleges she was fired for disclosing railroad's problems
Editorial: Safety has to be rule number one, but at what cost?
Geale assumes NMB chairmanship
FRA's 'safety train' rolls through Fresno
Teamsters: Unions do worker training better
Editorial: Rail yard pollution in Kansas City, Kan., requires closer look by EPA, BNSF
Deutsch Bahn, engineers' union agree on wage deal to end strike
Railroad Retirement spouse and widow(er)s' annuities and public service pensions
New benefit year begins July 1 for Railroad Unemployment and Sickness benefits

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe