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Governor criticizes BNSF for rerouting oil trains into downtown Minneapolis

 


Gov. Mark Dayton has told BNSF Railway’s top executive that he is “deeply concerned” about the recent increase in Bakken oil trains on western suburban tracks into downtown Minneapolis, saying it puts an additional 99,000 people at risk.

In a letter to BNSF CEO Carl Ice released Wednesday, the governor asked the railroad not to operate oil trains on the line that passes Target Field when events are underway at the stadium, to extend first-responder training to all communities along the route and assess it for a worst-case accident.

http://www.startribune.com/governor-criticizes-bnsf-for-rerouting-oil-trains-into-downtown-minneapolis/335269891/

 

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