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Greenlaurel: Baltimore To Consider ‘No Oil Bomb Train’ Legislation

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The “no oil train” coalition protested during Artscape 2017 – a venue right in the potential oil blast zone.

A dedicated group of Baltimore’s faith leaders, communities and environmentalists have been working hard to put the kibosh on highly flammable “oil bomb trains” entering Baltimore City. The Baltimore City Council will soon consider a creative local zoning law designed to seriously limit dangerous oil trains’ terminal expansion. Here’s why you should care and also some simple actions you can take to make your voice heard.

Top Stories: A Propane Tank Explodes at Scott Plank’s House, The Ward Estate Hits the Market, Penn Station Robotic Bike Storage Plan Resurfaces

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Our top story this week was a doozy: an explosion, hovering media helicopters and dozens of cop cars and firetrucks, all on one of Baltimore’s wealthiest streets.

On Wednesday morning, when developer Scott Plank (Kevin’s brother) wasn’t home, a propane tank exploded behind his house. Authorities responded and transported one person to an area hospital with burn injuries.

Shots from overhead showed a blocked-off road, a hole in a service building and debris on Plank’s personal tennis court. However, as Ed Gunts wrote, it also drew attention to the luxurious neighborhood: “It’s an encouraging sign that homeowners are investing in Baltimore. The aerial shots of Plank’s tennis court and swimming pool looked impressive.”

Here were our other top stories from the last seven days:

Explosion on Wealthy Blythewood Road Draws Attention

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What’s happening on Blythewood Road?

First, developer Arsh Mirmiran of Caves Valley Partners buys the ugliest house on the street for $650,000 and tears it down, presumably to make way for something better.

Gas Explosion in Columbia Destroys 6 Homes

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Photo via @ABC7News
Photo via @ABC7News

A fiery explosion rocked Howard County last night, destroying at least six homes.

Did a Scientist Make Meth at a Maryland Government Lab?

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On Saturday, there was an explosion in a lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Montgomery County, which injured a security officer. But in a lab where lots of chemicals are handled, that sort of thing must be par for the course, right? Not exactly, it turns out.

Hey, Baltimore–Want to Watch a Big Explosion Today?

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Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews
Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

If all goes according to plan, the Sparrows Point blast furnace will be imploded today at 1 PM. Fans of giant explosions, take note.

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