"Record Heat Sparks Warnings, Boosts Fires In Western United States"

"Wildfire warnings were posted across parts of three Western U.S. states on Sunday as a heat wave baked the region in record, triple-digit temperatures, stoking flames in California from the coastal foothills outside Santa Barbara to desert brush near the Mexican border."

Source: Reuters, 06/20/2016

Oregon Calls For Indefinite Moratorium On Oil Trains Through The State

"Oregon has asked the Federal Railroad Administration to place an open-ended moratorium on oil trains traveling through the state, because preliminary findings of an investigation into the June 3 derailment in Mosier suggest inspectors might not be able to detect the problem that likely caused the crash."

Source: Portland Oregonian, 06/17/2016

"Natural Gas: Explosive LNG Issues Grab PHMSA's Attention"

"At DOT's headquarters in Washington, D.C., the agency's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) hosted an in-depth discussion of what went wrong during a March 2014 explosion at an LNG facility in Plymouth, Wash., that led to five injuries and $72 million in property damage."

Source: EnergyWire, 06/08/2016


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