Sarah McKenzie

State lawmakers raise new concerns about oil trains

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Transportation Committee Chairs Sen. Scott Dibble and Rep. Frank Hornstein, along with several other state legislators, have sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board expressing concerns about the impact of increased oil train traffic on passenger trains.

“In the wake of increased freight train traffic through Minnesota from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota, we are concerned not only about the safety of our constituents, but also the loss of economic development opportunity to the state,” they wrote.

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