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Watch PennFuture’s New Documentary on Oil Trains
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Watch PennFuture’s New Documentary on Oil Trains

What’s the deal with oil trains?

We’ve tackled the oil train dilemma in Philadelphia previously, and there’s a new documentary about the problem.

PennFuture recently partnered with student and activist Jeremy Griffin to create a documentary on Pennsylvania oil trains. Griffin lives within the oil train blast zone (like more than 700,000 Philadelphia residents that live near an oil train route).

So what’s the big deal? PennFuture notes many problems including poor oversight of railroad bridges, a lack of transparency, and minimal access to rail maintenance records in PA. The Delaware River Basin watershed provides drinking water to more than 15 million people, so the potential disaster would be huge.

Watch the full documentary is below and read more on PennFuture.

PennFuture Oil train Documentary

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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