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Texas Firm Wants to Ship Canadian Crude Via Freight Trains to New Jersey Facility

Oil would be transported by rail through heavily populated suburbs to Perth Amboy

Could it become Chris Christie’s New Jersey version of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline?

Houston-based Buckeye Partners, which has a facility in Perth Amboy, is looking to transport Canadian crude to New Jersey. The oil would be transported by rail.

Environmental groups are already raising concerns. The trains would go through densely populated towns in New Jersey’s suburbs, and would pass over a number of reservoirs, according to the New York New Jersey Baykeeper. And the New York Riverkeeper notes that a crude-oil tanker train derailed and exploded last year in a Quebec town, killing 47 people.

Read the full report by Megan Malloy of WNYC/NJPR, content partners of NJ Spotlight.

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