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State to review oil transportation safety

Cuomo seeking to prevent disaster

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Several New York state agencies are under orders to review crude oil transport and the ability to respond to fiery disasters like those seen on railways in North Dakota and Canada last year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order Wednesday calling for an “extensive assessment” of the state’s policies on rail and barge transport of petroleum products. Cuomo also announced that several state officials sent a letter to the federal government demanding “immediate actions” ...

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