Editorial: Time to get serious about oil-by-rail safety

May 7, 2014

Nobody would reasonably expect you to put up with a bomb in your backyard.

Yet every day, car after car of oil travels on railroads just steps away from people, homes and businesses, putting them at risk of explosions caused by unsafe oil tanker cars. This is increasingly true in Wyoming, where local and regional oil production means more and more crude is loaded on rail cars at terminals across the eastern half of the state.

Read the complete editorial at the Casper Star-Tribune.