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Amid fracking boom, cities fear explosive safety risk it can carry

CHICAGO – While the global fracking boom has stabilized North America’s energy prices, Chicago — America’s third largest city and the busiest crossroads of the nation’s railroad network — has become ground zero for the debate over heavy crude moved by oil trains. With the Windy City experiencing a 4,000 percent increase in oil-train traffic since 2008, Chicago and its ...

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Port of Longview shows interest in siting oil refinery

Documents obtained by an environmental group show the Port of Longview could become home to an oil refinery receiving 100- to 120-car unit trains loaded with crude from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation. A slide presentation, an unsigned memo of understanding dated July 2014 and discussion points indicate the port has discussed a refinery project with Riverside Energy, Inc. Under ...

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