September 24, 2014 - 9:50pm
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, left, and Rep. Ron Kind hearing residents' concerns at the Wednesday meeting. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx told La Crosse-area residents during a meeting with them on Wednesday that their concerns regarding rail safety in the region would inform revised rail safety rules that are currently being worked on in Washington, D.C.
September 23, 2014 - 4:50pm
Members of Citizens Acting for Rail Safety presented Sen. Tammy Baldwin with images of railroad bridges they're concerned may lack structural integrity. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
As more Bakken oil makes its way through Wisconsin from North Dakota to oil refineries, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., met with La Crosse residents on Tuesday to discuss their growing concerns for rail safety in the region.
September 23, 2014 - 1:15pm
Tankers rolling through La Crosse next to the Mississippi River. Photo: Jim Bauer (CC-BY-ND).
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will visit La Crosse on Wednesday after two Democratic members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation asked for his department to get tougher on Bakken oil rail tankers.
September 15, 2014 - 5:15pm
Some railway companies are in the process of replacing old tankers. Photo: Woodley Wonder Works (CC-BY).
The Sierra Club is suing the federal government, demanding that old, more vulnerable tankers carrying Bakken crude oil be pulled off the tracks.