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Texas Company Withdraws Plan to Send Oil Trains Through Baltimore

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It's been three years since an oil train exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec killing 47 people.
It’s been three years since an oil train exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec killing 47 people.

Baltimore Fishbowl’s Laurel Peltier has been carefully detailing the potential risks Baltimore faces from trains carrying crude oil through Baltimore City. This week, one company made a move that means new oil won’t be rolling through town.

Next stop for Oil Bomb Trains: Baltimore?

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How would Baltimore's again train tunnel handle an oil train fire similar to this Lynchburg, VA explosion?
How would Baltimore’s Inner Harbor-area handle an oil train fire similar to this Lynchburg, VA explosion?

If Targa Resources has its way, “oil bomb” trains will rumble through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on their way to the company’s proposed Curtis Bay oil storage facility.  The same type of oil trains that exploded in West Virginia this week may already be chugging through Baltimore, but no one knows for sure if that’s true or not. Let’s take a look at how our country’s fracking boom may put thousands of Maryland homes squarely in a potential oil train blast zone and also learn who’s trying to protect Maryland’s citizens.

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