Officials say rise of oil trains is fueling concerns about preparedness in small towns, cities

  • Article by: JOSH FUNK , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 3:05 PM

WOLF POINT, Mont. — It's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks.

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