A Norfolk Southern crude oil train snakes its way through Northeast Philadelphia on March 24, 2014. Crude oil trains share track space with Amtrak and commuter trains in different parts of the city, which has become a major destination for crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region. Five or six loaded crude oil trains traverse the region daily, according to estimates provided by Amtrak and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has denied open records requests from McClatchy and other news organizations for information about crude oil trains in the state. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy)
A Norfolk Southern crude oil train snakes its way through Northeast Philadelphia on March 24, 2014. Crude oil trains share track space with Amtrak and commuter trains in different parts of the city, which has become a major destination for crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region. Five or six loaded crude oil trains traverse the region daily, according to estimates provided by Amtrak and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has denied open records requests from McClatchy and other news organizations for information about crude oil trains in the state. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy) McClatchy
A Norfolk Southern crude oil train snakes its way through Northeast Philadelphia on March 24, 2014. Crude oil trains share track space with Amtrak and commuter trains in different parts of the city, which has become a major destination for crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region. Five or six loaded crude oil trains traverse the region daily, according to estimates provided by Amtrak and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has denied open records requests from McClatchy and other news organizations for information about crude oil trains in the state. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy) McClatchy

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August 19, 2014 12:14 AM