Articles by Ellen Beswick

DOT Issues Emergency Regulations Governing Rail Tank Car Transportation of Bakken Crude

The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) issued an emergency order Wednesday advising against the use of older, more vulnerable railroad tank cars for shipment of Bakken Shale crude, and requiring railroads operating trains carrying large amounts of Bakken oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) when the trains are moving through their states. Read More