Crude on the tracks: Oil spills from trains skyrocket

Grist: As more oil is being shipped by train across North America, more oil is being spilled from trains. EnergyWire reports: The number of spills and other accidents from railroad cars carrying crude oil has skyrocketed in recent years, up from one or two a year early in the previous decade to 88 last year. Most of the spills are relatively small - nothing like the deadly disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, earlier this month - but with oil shipments on the rise, there`s cause to be concerned. Oil......

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