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Rail executives feared terrorists would disrupt oil train shipments

(Source: Energy Wire, January 24, 2017)

NEW YORK ó Terrorists and "environmental extremists" fed rail executives' fears over trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable crude oil, according to confidential filings in 2014. The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, offer an unvarnished look at the anxieties surrounding the rail industry's role as a "virtual pipeline" for hauling crude out of North Dakota during the heyday of the shale drilling boom.

Full story: Energy Wire

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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