Ohio Keeps Oil Train Shipment Timing Secret – Media Complains

Last week MDN told you that eight so-called environmental groups are attempting to use a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to force New York State to divulge when large shipments of oil are crossing the state by railroad–making a perfect target for terrorists (see NY Enviro Groups Seek to Use Oil Trains to Their Advantage). A number of other states are facing the same issue–whether or not to divulge the timing of rail shipments of Bakken light crude oil. One of those states is Ohio, and fortunately for Ohioans, the state has decided to keep the timing of oil shipments secret, to avoid (as MDN has pointed out) making shipments an easy target for terrorists…

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