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BP Gulf Spill Costs Hit $2 Billion, No End Yet

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - (AP ) BP said Monday it has spent $2 billion in two months fighting its Gulf of Mexico oil spill and compensating victims, with no end in sight. The British oil giant released its latest tally of response costs, including $105 million paid out so far to 32,000 claimants. Full...

Federal Railroad Administration to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Train Crew Size

By E. Lynn Grayson The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger...

How US Laws Trap Foreign Workers on Hawaii’s Fishing Boats

Associated Press, Sept. 8, 2016 - "Though federal laws and rules don’t mention Hawaii’s fishing fleet by name, technicalities buried in immigration law, maritime regulations and agency rule books have combined to give it a rare distinction: In the Aloha State hundreds of foreign fishermen...