New Paper Reveals Rail Industry Was Leader in Climate Denial Efforts

View article in its entirety at DeSmog. — Author: Justin Mikulk A recent paper analyzing the major players in the organized efforts to attack climate change science and delay action had a surprising revelation — the biggest contributing industry/sector was not oil and gas but rail/steel/coal with the most active organization in the climate denial movement being the Association… Read More New Paper Reveals Rail Industry Was Leader in Climate Denial Efforts

House Democrats seek to slow White House plan for LNG rail shipments

View article at Freightwaves. — Author: Joanna Marsh The Democratic head of the House committee with transportation oversight wants to put the brakes on a Trump administration proposal to let freight railroads haul liquefied natural gas in tank cars. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-New Jersey) on Sept. 12 introduced a bill requiring extensive… Read More House Democrats seek to slow White House plan for LNG rail shipments

Four States, Led by New York, Challenge Trump Admin Over Oil Train Safety Rule

View article in its entirety at DeSmog.— Author: Justin Mikulka On October 23, New York Attorney General Letitia James, joined by attorneys general from Maryland, New Jersey, and California, sent a letter of support to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) over a Washington state law that would limit the volatility of oil transported by train through the state.That oil originates in… Read More Four States, Led by New York, Challenge Trump Admin Over Oil Train Safety Rule

Trump Admin Proposes New Rule to Allow Shipping Flammable LNG by Rail

View article in its entirety at DeSmog. — Author: Justin Mikulka President Trump has made clear that he wants to move the nation’s glut of fracked natural gas onto trains and then to ships for sale abroad. In response to Trump’s April executive order pushing federal agencies to make that happen, the Department of Transportation (DOT) on October 18 announced… Read More Trump Admin Proposes New Rule to Allow Shipping Flammable LNG by Rail

PUBLIC COMMENT: Hazardous Materials – Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail

The period for Public Comment ends December 23, 2019. Public Comment is now open regarding the proposed rule allowing for the bulk transport of Methane, refrigerated liquid, commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), in rail tank cars. There are no new safety regulations to go along with this authorization. Please take a moment to… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT: Hazardous Materials – Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail