Oil shipments by rail made public in Maryland

Posted at 9:31 PM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 21:31:08-04
The Maryland Department of the Environment has released records disclosing the number of large oil shipments by rail companies in the state.
The records released Wednesday show that CSX moves one to five trains a week through the city of Baltimore, as well as Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard and Washington counties.
The records also show that Norfolk Southern moves up to 16 trains a week through Cecil County.
The state wanted to release the records after a Maryland Public Information Act request was made by The Associated Press and other news organizations. The companies sued the department last summer to stop the state from releasing the information. Last month, a Maryland judge ruled the records were subject to disclosure.