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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling 24.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.
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Oil-train safety effort marred by squabbling 24.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.
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Canada orders safer crude oil-tank cars within 3 years 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The Canadian government set a 2017 deadline, putting pressure on U.S. officials to do the same.
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NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety 24.4.2014 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday.
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Transportation Safety Head Calls For End To 'Tombstone Mentality' 24.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday. The Transportation Department is in the midst of drafting regulations to toughen standards for tank cars used to transport oil and ethanol, as well as other steps prevent or mitigate accidents. But there isn't time to wait for the cumbersome federal rulemaking process — which often takes many years to complete — to run its normal course, Hersman said. "We are very clear that this issue needs to be acted on very quickly," she told reporters at the conclusion of a two-day forum the board held on the rail transport of oil and ethanol. "There is a very high risk here that hasn't been addressed." Federal regulators have the power to issue emergency orders or interim rules to protect the public rather than running the risk of another accident ...
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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling 24.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.
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Science of the Small With a Big Sustainable Impact: Interview With Novozymes' Adam Monroe 24.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As modern society evolves and the global population swells from 7 billion to more than 9 billion by 2050, the density of people and sprawl is shifting toward cities and coastlines. That change will have a profound impact on natural resources. Finding solutions for problems tied to runaway growth will be paramount in how we live, work, and sustain. Water, food, and the energy we consume and pollute, as a byproduct of industrialization, are not limitless. They resource networks are fragile. When we talk about resiliency in Hurricane Sandy terms, we need to think beyond facilities and infrastructure and make the natural resources we use more resilient, as well. Sustainability is one reason why "Europe plans to decarbonize by 2050," Connie Hedegaard stated at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Summit held in New York City this month. The Danish politician is the European Commissioner for Climate Action in the European Commission. The panel discussion she sat on, Geopolitics of Phase Change, covered the ...
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NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety 24.4.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday....
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Effort to make rail tank cars used to ship crude oil safer marked by squabbling 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling 24.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should ...
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Failure rates raising new fears over use of aging oil tankers 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Tens of thousands of older tanker cars used to haul North Dakota crude oil and Midwestern ethanol run a one-in-four risk of leaking if they derail, railroad officials told the National Transportation Safety Board.
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NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised' 23.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said ...
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Oil-carrying trains’ safety compromised, NTSB chief says 23.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The amount of crude oil transported on railroads has more than quadrupled since 2005, and some of it is especially volatile, said National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman.
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Oil-carrying trains’ safety compromised, NTSB chief says 23.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The amount of crude oil transported on railroads has more than quadrupled since 2005, and some of it is especially volatile, said National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman.
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EPA reduces amount of cellulosic biofuels required in gasoline to reflect 2013 production 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas 21.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas 21.4.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
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A blow to corn-based biofuels 21.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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A blow to corn-based biofuels 21.4.2014 LA Times: Environment
Biofuels made with corn residue release more greenhouse gases in the short term than conventional gasoline, a federally funded study says.

WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
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Study: Corn biofuels release more greenhouse gases than gasoline 21.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the e...
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