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Pressure Mounts to Improve Oil-Rail Safety; Older Tank Cars in Canada Crash

Political pressure to quickly improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments intensified in Washington on Thursday, while Canadian officials said two of the cars involved in the latest fiery derailment were of an older variety long faulted by regulators. …

Canada Considers Requiring Emergency Response Plans for Rail Oil Shipments

Canada is considering classifying crude oil as a higher-risk, dangerous product, requiring emergency response plans for shipment by rail following a train accident that leveled the heart of a Quebec town in July, a government official said on Friday. The …