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Governor orders review of Crude oil rail safety in New York

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ALBANY, N.Y.--Governor Cuomo announced on Wednesday an executive order directing agencies to do a review of safety procedures and emergency response preparedness related to shipments of crude oil.

The crude oil comes from Bakken oil fields in North Dakota which have caused accidents, including one in Quebec that leveled a part of a town and left 47 people dead.

"The safety of our communities, our residents and our natural resources must be the highest priority and we cannot afford to wait for a catastrophic accident to assess and reform the way this crude oil is transported through our State," said Governor Cuomo. "New York State is taking swift and decisive action to ensure its readiness for potential disasters."

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