Archive for September, 2013

Oil Trains Rumble Into Philly, Bringing Dakota Crude, Jobs And Safety Concerns

Oil Trains Rumble Into Philly, Bringing Dakota Crude, Jobs And Safety Concerns

September 19, 2013 | StateImpact.npr.org | Robert King remembers the very first time he saw an oil train. “It was April 14, 2013.” King, a 17-year-old Philadelphian, is a “railfan,” the name for members of a worldwide community of passionate, or some might say obsessive, train buffs. On that day, King and railfans from the […]

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Danger on the Tracks

September 5, 2013 | NBC News | The number of freight trains carrying oil across America has soared in the past five years, but federal officials warn that the massive steel tank cars that carry most of that oil through towns and past schools – the same cars that exploded in Quebec this summer, killing […]

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