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Canadian oil hits the rails to get to U.S.

Firms say they can’t afford to wait for pipeline project

Posted: November 3, 2013 at 2:18 a.m.

Tank cars of the type used to transport crude oil from North Dakota head toward a refinery in Anacortes, Wash. Faced with a lack of pipeline capacity, Canadian oil producers want to ship more of their product south via rail lines.

Over the past two years, environmentalists have chained themselves to the White House fence and otherwise coalesced around stopping the Keystone XL pipeline as their top priority in the fight against global warming.

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Business, Pages 71 on 11/03/2013

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