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Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx answers a question regarding increased traffic in North Dakota's Oil Patch at the Queadrennial Energy Review public stakeholder meeting in Bismarck on Friday afternoon. Also shown from left are Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Rep. Kevin Cramer, John P. Holden, assistant to the president for science and technology, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Foxx's right.

Foxx: Risk level higher for Bakken crude transport

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BISMARCK — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday that crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation isn’t being singled out from other crudes in proposed new tank car standards, but he didn’t say definitively whether the Department of Transportation believes it’s more volatile than other light, sweet crudes.


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.