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Senate panel to examine crude by rail safety

(Source: The Hill, March 5, 2014)

Lawmakers are worried about increasing accidents involving rail cars transporting crude oil across the U.S. Today at 10 a.m., a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee will hold a hearing on rail safety, taking a specific look at the recent accidents plaguing states like North Dakota, home to the Bakken formation, which produces crude oil. Witnesses include Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) chief Cynthia Quarterman and administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration Joseph Szabo, among others.

Full story: The Hill

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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