Crude by Rail

Film by

  • Joe Hill
  • Kaytie Nielsen



Fracking in North Dakota has radically changed America's ability to produce crude oil domestically. But shipping this volatile product by railway can have devastating consequences. 

The Carnegie Mellon University CREATELab speaks to survivors of the deadliest oil train explosion, environmental experts, and public safety officials in order to expose the potential risks of transporting crude oil by rail.