A new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity finds that 500,000 students in California attend schools within a half-mile of rail tracks used by oil trains, and more than another 500,000 are within a mile of the tracks.
Articles: railway oil shipment safety (4)
Long-awaited oil-by-rail regulations are a guidebook for the oil and rail industries to continue doing business as usual
"The damages potentially resulting from an exposure could risk the financial soundness and viability of the rail transportation network in North America."
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued an unprecedented safety alert on the transport of hydraulically fractured oil from North Dakota's booming Bakken oil fields that could also cool Canada's unconventional oil rush.