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Amy Harder Oct 12
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Report urges safety on oil trains — as shipments plummet

Trains hauling oil and other flammable material should be better and more frequently inspected, a National Academies of Sciences report out Wednesday says.

Why it matters less today: The amount of oil shipped by rail has dropped 77% since its high in 2015.

Data: U.S. Energy Information Administration; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios