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Editorial: Toughen safeguards for moving oil by rail

(Source: Star Tribune, January 31, 2014)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- North Dakotaís oil-rich shale has made it one of the nationís newest epicenters of energy production. What Minnesotans may not realize is that the drilling on their northwest neighborís plains has made the North Star state a critical crude-oil transportation link, with an estimated two-thirds of North Dakotaís production coming through by railroad and two major freight lines crisscrossing in the Twin Cities.

Full story: Star Tribune

Monday, February 03, 2014

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