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Salem Expanding Union Pacific Quiet Zone

Statesman Journal | April 23, 2017 10:09 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Starting May 1, Union Pacific train operators will be prohibited from sounding their horns at four additional crossings, with some exception for emergency situations.

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More Than 23K Defects Found On America's Oil Train Routes

AP | April 6, 2017 10:35 a.m. | Billings, Montana

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that tens of thousands of safety defects were found when government inspectors checked the rail lines used to haul volatile crude oil across the country.

Environment | Energy

Union Pacific Sues For Exemption To Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area Rules

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 11, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Union Pacific Railroad is suing Wasco County and Columbia River Gorge commissioners in an effort to push through a proposed track expansion.

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Union Pacific Will Appeal Decision That Blocks Rail Expansion in Mosier, Oregon

OPB | Dec. 12, 2016 2:25 p.m.

Union Pacific Railroad says it plans to appeal a decision blocking the expansion of its railroad track in Mosier, Oregon.

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Oregon, Union Pacific Use Microbes To Clean Up Oil Train Spill

Northwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Union Pacific Railroad will be working with Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality to clean up oil that spilled from a derailed train in Mosier, Oregon.

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NW Cities Turn To Local Action To Block Oil Trains

AP | July 28, 2016 8:33 a.m. | Seattle

Voters in Spokane will get to decide whether the city should prohibit the shipment of crude oil or coal by rail. The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of crude oil or coal a civil in  

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Person Killed By Freight Train In Northeast Portland

AP | July 24, 2016 10:46 a.m. | Portland

Officers received a call at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday reporting that someone was struck by a train near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

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Oregon Officials Look To Push High-Speed Passenger Rail Service Into Distant Future

The Register-Guard | July 17, 2016 10:07 a.m.

If Oregon ­passenger train service stays on the Union Pacific line, it will be a bitter disappointment for the proponents of high-speed rail, who dream of a bullet train running parallel to Interstate 5, whisking riders from Eugene to Portland in an hour.

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Oil Train Derailment: Q&A With Federal Railroad Administration Head

OPB | June 23, 2016 2:30 p.m.

It’s Union Pacific’s fault. That’s the basic thrust of a preliminary report from federal railroad regulators Thursday.

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Union Pacific To Restart Running Oil Trains Through Columbia Gorge

OPB | June 22, 2016 7:56 a.m.

Union Pacific officials say they plan to resume sending crude oil through the Columbia River Gorge. Last week, transportation officials in Oregon called for a moratorium on crude oil moving through the state.

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Sheared Screws Blamed In Mosier Oil Train Derailment

The Dalles Chronicle | June 15, 2016 8:06 a.m.

Jason Rea, chief engineer for the western region of Union Pacific Railroad, described at a community meeting Friday in Mosier what had caused the June 3 derailment of 16 oil cars.