Shipping Crude Oil by Rail: New Front in Tar Sands Wars

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As debate over the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects continues, crude oil from the Alberta tar sands and western U.S. oil fields is increasingly being hauled by railroad. Critics warn that this development poses a threat not only to the environment but to public safety.

BY JACQUES LESLIE

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