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Opinion: Citizens should know when hazardous materials are on trains

(Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette opinion column by Fred Millar, February 12, 2014)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Pittsburgh has more reason than many U.S. cities to demand transparency about whether the railroads already route their most dangerous cargoes in or near the city. Eastern rail route maps published in the business press clearly show Pittsburgh right in the bowling alley for the ongoing CSX expansion of rail freight capacity linking Midwest cities with East Coast ports such as Baltimore, Norfolk and Wilmington. Crude oil transported on these routes eventually will terminate in the eastern oil refineries that now process North Dakota crude and are beginning to accept tar sands crude from northern Alberta.

Full story: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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