Weather Forecast


Officials meet with BNSF CEO regarding rail safety

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Dickinson,North Dakota 58602
The Dickinson Press
Officials meet with BNSF CEO regarding rail safety
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with BNSF Railway CEO Matt Rose on Friday to discuss Monday’s train derailment near Casselton and ways to enhance rail shipment of North Dakota crude oil.

0 Talk about it

“We’re going to pursue this until we’re satisfied that the appropriate measures are in place for maximum public safety,” Dalrymple said in a statement following his one-hour meeting with Rose at BNSF headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dalrymple and other officials will be in Texas this weekend to cheer on North Dakota State University during the NCAA FCS Championship.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., plans to meet with Rose today and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is coordinating a meeting with Rose on Sunday.

Hoeven said in a statement that agencies need to rigorously review ways to ship oil more safely, including advancing “long-overdue rules for building new tankers with enhanced safety features as soon as possible.”

Heitkamp said in a statement she plans to press BNSF about cooperating with federal investigations and doing everything possible to clean up the spill and compensate those affected.

“We must continue to push all sides for answers,” Heitkamp said.

Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service

Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.