Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Ron and Jeanne Crumly showcase a sign on their property in Page, Neb., earlier this year. Cash offers have been skyrocketing, as much as seven-fold, for holdout Nebraska landowners who are willing to sign quickly to allow the Keystone XL pipeline onto their property. AP file photoPanetta)
The National Transportation Safety Board on 1-23 asked for stricter safety measures for transporting crude oil by rail. One proposal by the NTSB would call for railroads to have careful route plannng for trains with hazardous materials and to avoid populated areas. Above, a line of tanker cars used to carry crude oil in the Mandan railyard on 1-23-14 afternoon. AP file photo
A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. on Dec. 30, 2013. The oil train derailed and exploded near Casselton, N.D., creating intense fires. The accident occurred about a mile outside the town, and no one was hurt. Rail lines run through and alongside the town. AP file photo