Gov't Data Sharpens Focus on Crude Oil Train Routes

Gov't Data Sharpens Focus on Crude Oil Train Routes
by Isaiah Thompson, special to ProPublica, Nov. 25, 2014, 12:24 p.m.

The oil boom underway in North Dakota has delivered jobs to local economies and helped bring the United States to the brink of being a net energy exporter for the first time in generations.

But moving that oil to the few refineries with the capacity to process it is presenting a new danger to towns and cities nationwide 2014 a danger many appear only dimly aware of and are ill-equipped to handle.

Much of North Dakota . . .


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