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Past Time to Close Loophole That Exempts Oil by Rail Companies from Spill Response Planning

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February 25, 2014 | desmogblog.com | In 2013, with the rapid expansion in the use of rail to transport crude oil, we learned that there was a huge increase in the the amount of oil spilled as a result of rail incidents.

Just two weeks ago, a train derailed near Pittsburg and spilled 4,000 gallons.  More than 1.15 million gallons of crude spilled from rail cars in 2013.  And this does not include the 1.6 million gallons that spilled in July of 2013 in Lac-Megantic in Canada.

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