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Only thing missing from detailed U.S. energy map? Crude by rail routes

(Source: McClatchy D.C., July 17, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As some railroads have continued to push for states to keep details about their crude oil shipments confidential, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has been developing a map that shows pipelines, refineries and rail and ship terminals used in crude oil transport. Though no federal law protects the information railroads don’t want the states to disclose, some have signed confidentiality agreements and denied open records requests from media organizations and environmental groups. The interactive, layered map shows just about every energy-related asset in the country.

Full story: McClatchy D.C.

Monday, July 21, 2014

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