May 7, 2014: (EO) DOT Issued Emergency Order for Transportation of Bakken Crude Oil

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued an Emergency Order that will require all railroads that are operating trains containing more than 1,000,000 gallons, roughly 35 tank cars, of Bakken crude oil to provide the State Emergency Response Commissions notification about the movement of those trains through counties in that state. The SERC notification must include the estimated amount of crude oil, the route that the oil will be transported and the anticipated train traffic. Furthermore, the SERC is to be given the contact information for one responsible party at the host railroad.
To read the full Emergency Order click here