Laws & Regulations

"US Sets New Brake Rule for Oil Trains, Two Years After Lac-Megantic"

"Over two years after a runaway freight train derailed, exploded and destroyed much of the small town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47, the Obama administration has issued new rules governing breaking procedures for tanker cars carrying volatile cargo."


Filming in Parks and Forests: The Alaskan Angle

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has proposed a bill that would (among other things) set a flat $200 annual fee to permit unlimited shooting by film crews of five or fewer. Now Corbin Hiar reports for E&E Daily that Murkowski's filmmaker nephew faced the fees-and-permits barrier when he wanted to film in the Tongass National Forest.

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