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White House Balked At Curbing Oil Trains

The Obama administration considered placing federal regulations on explosive gas, but ultimately conferred regulatory control to North Dakota. Opponents call for federal regulation due to the risk that oil trains pose, since they’ll carry volatile gas across multiple state lines. Volatile gas areas in the oil fields are known as ‘light ends.’


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