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the train carrying crude oil has derailed and caught fire in north dakota's oil country as many as ten b. n. s. have tanker cars came off the rails wednesday morning near the town of hind all sending plumes of smoke into the air authorities say no one was hurt but this is the latest in a series of tanker derailments that have drawn attention across north america reuters correspondent patrick rocker says congress may feel empowered to step in the more that these mishaps happen in the the public attention that follows you can imagine is going to be more momentum i in congress to do something even more than the transportation department had proposed to do just last week the d. o. t. announced new rules for oil trains , including the phasing out of older tank cars and creation of speed limits , the north american oil boom has caused the amount of crude moved by rail , skyrocket by four thousand percent since two thousand and eight