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Report: Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans, Iconic Rivers, Wildlife


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Report: Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans, Iconic Rivers, Wildlife

PORTLAND, Oregon - As officials probe the two latest explosive oil train derailments in Ontario and West Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report today offering striking new details on the broad range of unchecked risks to people and the environment posed by the largely unregulated escalation in U.S. rail transport of oil.

The report, “Runaway Risks: Oil Trains and the Government’s Failure to Protect People, Wildlife and the Environment,” reveals that:

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