N.D. considers rules to make oil by rail safer

November 14, 2014

oil-train-railNorth Dakota’s energy regulators are considering new rules to make the state’s “Bakken” crude oil, which has been involved in a number of explosive train crashes, safer to move by rail.

Proposed standards announced Thursday by the state Department of Mineral Resources follow a series of fiery rail accidents over the last 18 months that have made ballooning number “crude by rail” shipments highly controversial across the country.

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