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National Parks Update: Oil Trains and Parks

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • May 13, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 14:17

Guest: Kurt Repanshek, founder and editor of -- the leading online resource for National Parks-related news At least 7 people are dead and several hundred injured after an Amtrak passenger train en route from Washington to New York hurtled off the tracks last night while rounding a curve. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. It’s against this backdrop that today published a special report on train safety and America’s National Parks. The report focuses specifically on trains that transport oil near, or even through, some of the country’s most pristine landscapes. In just the last few months trains carrying crude oil have crashed in Illinois, West Virginia, North Dakota and twice in Ontario, Canada, forcing residents to evacuate and contaminating the environment.