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Jan 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered state agencies to review and update emergency response plans for rail shipments of crude oil that pass through the state in the wake of recent derailments out of North Dakota's energy patch.
TORONTO, Jan 29- Mile-long trains carrying crude oil will likely keep chugging through North American cities even after a string of fiery disasters spurred safety officials to urge that railways send risky cargo along less populated routes.
In his fifth State of the Union address, Obama highlighted several new and existing measures to expand clean energy production, chiefly by using executive powers that are not dependent on action by a divided Congress.
The Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank founded by John Podesta, who is now a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, issued a policy brief ahead of the Senate energy committee hearing on Thursday.
Washington will confront the subject on Thursday at a Senate Energy Committee hearing entitled, "The opportunities and challenges associated with lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports."
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Recent accidents have analysts looking at companies that could be exposed to new rules governing oil shipments from the Bakken region.
The federal government issued a safety alert that crude oil being transported from the Bakken region may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude.
Two trains collided near Casselton, ND, on Monday afternoon and about 10 train cars were still engulfed in flames, a local sheriff said on Monday.
The Williston Brewing Company is asking Jim Cramer to host a show live from North Dakota. If he comes, the company says everyone will shave their heads and grow goatees. Cramer says "this is where the jobs are."
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
It may not be surprising that the City of Brotherly Love is home to a thriving shipbuilding economy, but the reason might be: domestic oil production.