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Methods of Crude Oil Transport: Relative Risks and Benefits

As America’s oil and natural gas boom spreads across the country, producers are finding it difficult to get oil from the wells to market. Pipeline capacity is limited, and shipping crude by rail has raised concerns in the media. What...

Multistar Industries, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Transportation

The Ninth Circuit upheld DOT's decision ordering a hazardous waste motor carrier to cease operations following an unsatisfactory safety rating. The carrier argued that the unsatisfactory safety rating on which the cessation order was...

United States v. Rasmussen

The court affirms a district court decision convicting an individual of illegally transporting hazardous waste. The court first holds that the jury instruction defining "waste" mirrored the regulation defining "waste." The court next...

Chemical Mfrs. Ass'n v. Department of Transp.

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) acted within the scope of its discretion in issuing a regulation that established a rebuttable presumption that loose closures on railroad tank cars transporting hazardous...