Study: Railcars Spilled 1.5m Gallons of Oil in 2013

That toxic sludge in your backyard is just the price of America's fracking boom.

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Oil on the Tracks: More Oil Spills from Railcars in 2013 than in Previous Four Decades (via Desmogblog)

As a direct result of the Bakken shale oil boom, more crude oil was spilled from rail cars last year than in the previous four decades combined. That’s according to a McClatchy analysis of federal data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety…

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