Thursday, June 19, 2014

Crude Oil by Rail Shipments Draw Legislative Scrutiny

State lawmakers are looking at the affects of increasing crude oil shipments by railroad across California. The North American oil boom has led to a jump in the number of crude oil shipments by railroads through cities, water-ways and sensitive ecological areas, as the nation has seen a jump in crude by rail shipments and a growing number of spills, explosions and other accidents involving train shipments of crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.