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RACHEL MADDOW: ND oil train safeguards too little, too late

Repost from MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show
[Editor: You have to be patient at the beginning of this report – Rachel will take you through font size in the NYTimes 100 years ago for a pretty good reason.  Her sometimes roundabout and always repetitive hype proves to be well worth it.  She is one of very few who have reported on – and made understandable – the difference between oil stabilization and oil conditioning.  Hang in there….  – RS]

ND oil train safeguards too little, too late

Rachel Maddow and Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter Russell Gold discuss if new oil train safety regulations will be enough to prevent disasters like the derailment in West Virginia yesterday that caused huge explosions.

The Rachel Maddow Show, 02/17/15

Latest derailment: crude oil train derails in southwestern Alberta

Repost from CTV Calgary

Train cars hauling crude derail in Crowsnest Pass

By Ryan White, February 14, 2015
Crowsnest Pass train derailment
Derailed train cars near Frank, AB

Officials with CP Rail are investigating an early Saturday morning freight train derailment near Frank, AB in the Crowsnest Pass.

According to CP Rail officials, twelve cars of a westbound train left the track at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday near the Frank Slide.

Of the twelve cars, ten remained upright while two cars toppled. The train was transporting crude.

No leaks have been reported and there are no environmental or public safety concerns. No injuries occurred in the derailment.

CP Rail has not released an estimated length of time for returning all cars to the tracks. The cause of the derailment has not been confirmed.