Oil-train Boom Funded in Part by U.S. Taxpayers

Posted December 15, 2014 at 10:01am

Reuters reports that “for the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety.”  

“In at least a handful of places, the public is also helping fund it.”  

“States and the federal government have handed out tens of millions in public dollars to rail companies and government agencies to expand crude oil rail transportation across the country, a Reuters analysis has found.”