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When oil trains come through, there's no room for humans

(Source: Think Progress, February 13, 2014)

NEW YORK -- Living on an oil rail route is bad enough when you’re allowed to use the trains. There’s the possibility your town will get covered in toxic chemicals or explode, or that it will make the traffic really unbearable, but at least you can still ride the train. And in areas like rural North Dakota, rail links to the rest of the country can be essential for residents and the local economy. But lately, the concerns of energy companies are trumping people, as oil train traffic forces passenger trains to skip several North Dakota cities and causes long delays for the ones that are still served.

Full story: Think Progress

Friday, February 14, 2014

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