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REUTERS/The Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters - Investigators work at the scene of a January 7 derailment a involving Canadian National Railway (CN) mixed freight train near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick in this image obtained from The Transportation Safety Board of Canada on January 10, 2014.

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Is the Country’s Infrastructure Ready for the Energy Evolution?

January 13, 2014, Adie Tomer

Based on this week’s international trade reports, there’s continued evidence that new domestic energy production is a bright spot in the U.S. economic recovery. Oil imports are down, domestic production is up, and it’s becoming cheaper to power our economy. But what gets lost in this broader success story are questions about whether we have the right tools to move all this newfound energy. That makes the recent domestic energy boom the perfect time to revisit whether our infrastructure is prepared for our evolving energy markets.

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