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    Protecting wild places in North America for the people and the wildlife that depend on them.

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ForestEthics
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This is a great explanation of where we are in our efforts to get unsafe DOT 111 cars off the rails. Definitely click on the photos to see…Read More

Oil Train Derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

National Geographic
A train carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Virginia, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air near a railside eatery and pedestrian waterfront along the James River. Approximately 15 cars were involved in the derailment of the train, which was en route from Chicago to Virginia, according to the train's…Read More

Rachel Maddow spends 20 minutes talking about the dangers of tar sands and crude oil transportation, including rail transportation and what…Read More

Public safety at risk by oil train shipments

MSNBC
05/02/2014 Public safety at risk by oil train shipments Russell Gold, senior energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, talks with Rachel Maddow about the safety shortcomings inherent in shipping oil by rail, particularly the highly flammable Bakken crude.