Oil and Chemical Spills

No more crude oil terminals in Baltimore

No more crude oil terminals in Baltimore

I write this letter in support of Baltimore City Council’s legislation to prohibit the expansion of Baltimore City’s two existing crude oil terminals and any new ones so as to minimize crude-by-rail trafficking through local neighborhoods (“Baltimore council members propose ban on new crude oil facilities,” Oct. 16). Between 2008 and 2014. the number of carloads of crude oil shipped on railroads across the United States increased over 50 times, and the number of accidents for crude-by-rail are highly correlated with this increase. Although pipelines spill...

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