Environment & Energy


Transportation Department floats rules to keep trains carrying crude oil from exploding

By Zack Colman | 07/23/14 03:14 PM

The effort is a response to a number of recent derailments and explosions that have increased partly because of booming oil production in the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana.
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Environmental group wants this agency to join climate fight

By Zack Colman | 07/23/14 05:00 AM

One environmental group thinks it knows how to measure the invisible. And if the Obama administration wants to combat climate change, it says what it's doing deserves a look.
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Slow public alert on Williston fire raises concern

By JOSH WOOD | 07/23/14 09:56 PM

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — When Aaron Volesky heard what he thought was thunder and walked outside his Williston home early Tuesday morning he thought it was odd that there were no storm clouds in the air. It wasn't thunder he heard. An explosion and fire at an oil field service supply company...
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