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Oil trains in Oregon: 4 claims Oregon rail safety officials got wrong

(Source: The Oregonian, March 23, 2014)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregonian spent a month looking at the Oregon Department of Transportationís rail safety efforts, finding in a February investigation that the agency is unusually accommodating of the railroad companies it oversees. During the investigation and after, the agencyís officials obfuscated facts, making it harder for Oregonians to learn the basics about oil trains. This became clear during a presentation at a Thursday Oregon Transportation Commission meeting, when a top state rail official contradicted what his agency has previously said about oil trains.

Full story: www.oregonlive.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

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