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In the News: Washington Post November 16, 2021

Regulators seek to suspend Trump rule on railway natural gas

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “We don’t believe that LNG by rail should have ever been authorized in the first place, so we look forward to the authorization being suspended.”

The aftermath of Cleveland’s 1944 deadly liquefied natural gas disaster.
(James Thomas / The Cleveland Press Collection)
case May 5, 2021

Stopping “Bomb Trains” Transporting Liquefied Natural Gas

The explosion risk of transporting volatile liquefied natural gas in vulnerable tank cars through major population centers is off the charts. If it escapes containment, liquefied natural gas rapidly expands by 600 times its volume to become a highly flammable gas — and can turn into a “bomb train.” In one of the worst examples…

In the News: CBS May 3, 2021

Bomb Trains and Terrorism Concerns

Jordan Luebkemann, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “There is a really frustrating element to this as well. If you take the terrorism concerns very seriously and try to keep secret the routes this would be taking, then you are subjecting whole communities to this without getting their consent or giving them that awareness.”

Fires engulf homes in Cleveland,Ohio, during a liquefied natural gas disaster in 1944 that killed more than 130 people.
(Joseph E. Cole / The Cleveland Press Collection)
feature March 16, 2021

What You Should Know About Liquefied Natural Gas and Rail Tanker Cars

The Trump administration made it easier to carry dangerous liquefied natural gas in tank cars. The Biden administration should change that.

In the News: Delaware Currents March 11, 2021

The Storage and Transportation of LNG: What Could Go Wrong?

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “It would easily destroy an entire city.”

In the News: DeSmog January 26, 2021

Regulators Discuss LNG-by-Rail Safety Concerns — After Approving New Rule To Allow Transporting LNG by Rail

Bradly Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: "The Biden administration should take a very close look at reconsidering this rule in light of the overwhelming safety concerns. You are looking at a tremendous amount of energy that could destroy a very big area."

Document August 18, 2020

Liquified Natural Gas Transport Rule Challenge

Challenge to dangerous "bomb train" federal rule

The crude-by-rail explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, killed 47 people in 2013.
(Photo courtesy of Sûreté du Québec)
Press Release August 18, 2020

Groups File Legal Challenge to Stop “Bomb Trains”

A proposed new federal rule poses major explosion risk throughout America

Document January 13, 2020

Comments Objecting to the Proposed Rulemaking to Authorize the Transportation of Methane, Refrigerated Liquid by Rail, Docket No. PHMSA‐2018‐0025 (HM‐264)

On the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's proposed rule to allow liquefied natural gas transport by rail