Transportation

Crude Trains Should Have at Least 2-Man Crews, Federal Regulators Say

"Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people."

Source: AP, 04/11/2014

Sacramento Officials Kept in Dark About Rail Facility Crude Transfers

"SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Since at least last September, trains carrying tank cars filled with crude oil have rolled into the the former McClellan Air Force base. Workers have transferred the oil, including some volatile Bakken crude, from trains to tanker trucks, which take it to Bay Area refineries."

Source: McClatchy, 03/31/2014

"New Jersey Moves To Shut Down Tesla Sales Despite Protests"

"Oh sure, the Tesla Model S may be the 'best car sold in America' per Consumer Reports, and it may be a Wall Street darling and perhaps the only electric vehicles for which demand exceeds supply. But that didn't stop regulators in New Jersey from ordering Tesla to shut down its stores by April 1 because the company doesn't use dealers like every other automaker."

Source: Motoramic, 03/13/2014

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