Bomb Trains in New York (2015)

While the nation has been focused on the risk of the Keystone pipeline, the oil industry has quietly been shipping millions of barrels of oil a day by rail --- an expensive and dangerous ... See full summary »

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Messiah Rhodes

Writers:

Muna Mire (co-writer), Messiah Rhodes (co-writer)

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Updated: 11 May 2015
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While the nation has been focused on the risk of the Keystone pipeline, the oil industry has quietly been shipping millions of barrels of oil a day by rail --- an expensive and dangerous process that has received little attention. In recent years, there have been so many train car derailments, accidents and explosions, that people have begun calling these cars "bomb trains." Right now in upstate New York, dangerous fracked oil is being transported right next to a affordable housing project. The 179, mostly African American, families that reside there live with nothing but a chain-link fence to protect them from the billon gallons of crude rumbling down the tracks in their backyard and from the nearby oil processing facility. Last April, I visited the community and interviewed elected officials, residents, environmental regulators, train car mechanics and local journalists who share a common mission: to keep their communities from being blown off the map. Albany is just one example, an...

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USA

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