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Hudson Valley groups ask NY state about oil trains

Hudson Valley groups ask NY state about oil trains

Two environmental groups are asking New York state to reveal details about rail shipments of crude o

Two environmental groups are asking New York state to reveal details about rail shipments of crude oil through the Hudson Valley.

The Times-Herald Record of Middletown reports that Earthjustice and Hudson Riverkeeper want to know more about the controversial trains. The paper says Earthjustice attorney Chris Amato filed a Freedom of Information Law request last week seeking records CSX Corp. submitted to the state about its crude-oil shipments.

CSX transports crude oil across the state to the Port of Albany and along the Hudson River. It wants the state to sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep shipping contents and schedules private.

The state says no decision has been made about that request.

Oil trains have been under increasing scrutiny since a series of derailments.

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