"Senate Panel To Examine Crude-By-Rail Safety"

"In Rail We Trust?  Lawmakers are worried about increasing accidents involving railcars transporting crude oil across the U.S. On Thursday, a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee will hold a hearing on rail safety, taking a specific look at the recent accidents plaguing states like North Dakota, home to the Bakken formation, which produces crude oil.

Witnesses include Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) chief Cynthia Quarterman and administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration Joseph Szabo, among others."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog March 5, 2014.

Thursday, March 6, 2014