"Feds: Oil Train Details Not Security Sensitive"

"BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. transportation officials said Wednesday that details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information, after railroads sought to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered railroads to give state officials specifics on oil-train routes and volumes so emergency responders can better prepare for accidents.

Railroads have convinced some states to sign agreements restricting the information's release for business and security reasons."

Matthew Brown reports for the Associated Press June 18, 2014.

Thursday, June 19, 2014