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Oil trains clogging rail lines used to ship grain

(Source: Seattle Times, July 28, 2014)

SEATTLE, Wash. — A surge in oil trains hauling North Dakota’s energy bonanza is interfering with grain shipments to Pacific Northwest ports, prompting fears of a chronic crisis in which railcars carrying fossil fuels crowd out other products and disrupt exports. Washington wheat farmers have been luckier than their Upper Midwest cousins because most can ship their wheat by barge down the Columbia River.

Full story: The Columbian

Monday, July 28, 2014

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