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Louisiana declines to divulge oil-by-rail details

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media

Mixed views on disclosing the contents of rail shipments to the public have surfaced recently. Some states have balked at the idea, and Louisiana is officially among them, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The state’s Department of Public Safety and Corrections does not think that the information needs to be divulged, and instead considers that information confidential. States are informed when trains bearing 1 million gallons or more of crude oil pass through.

This is contrary to federal officials who say the information in question isn’t sensitive enough to require being withheld from the public.

For more information, see the full AP article: Louisiana refuses to disclose oil train records

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One comment

  1. get some decent pics! These are not oil cars, and they pic is from France!

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