New rules about shipping oil by rail – compliance issues

[Editor: All across the U.S., media reports are focusing on how the States are responding to the new Federal rules on disclosure of crude by rail shipments.   Some states are making these disclosures available to the public, and some are withholding the reports.  Here is a sampling of the articles Mr. Google found today….  – RS]

Oil trains moving frequently through Wisconsin

The Sheboygan Press-52 minutes ago
More than three dozen trains carrying volatile crude oil move through Wisconsin each week from the Northern Plains, disclosures from railroads show.

Tracking crude oil: New rules about shipping oil by rail in Iowa hour ago
It’s explosive, and millions of gallons move through eastern Iowa each month. This week, KWWL learned where crude oil is shipped in large amounts as …

Louisiana refuses to disclose oil train records

The Times-Picayune-by Bob Warren-21 hours ago
6, 2013, file photo, a BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. … Louisiana officials are refusing to disclose the details of crude oil shipments …

Nebraska refuses to disclose oil train records

Lincoln Journal Star-2 hours ago

BNSF reports drop in Washington oil train shipments

The Columbian-22 hours ago
BNSF Railway previously reported as many as 19 trains of Bakken crude oil traversed the state during the week of May 29 to June 4. They updated those …

Oil train records show what Oregon tried to hide

Yakima Herald-Republic-9 hours ago
The records, which show how much crude oil from the Northern Rockies was carried by train car through Oregon, were released Thursday. Media outlets …