Rail executives feared terrorists would disrupt oil train shipments

(Source: Energy Wire, January 24, 2017)

NEW YORK 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.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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