A Crude Solution
Feds: Oil-by-rail an "Imminent Hazard" to America
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  • Pacific Slope

    Oil trains will not be going away, or replaced by pipelines. Read Fred Frailey’s article in the March 2014 Trains magazine – best outline of the market forces at work.

    • Bruce

      In addition, when you have crony capitalists that own railroads, like Warren Buffett, they can prevent the pipelines from being built because they are competition for the trains. A few public statements on behalf of the party in power, some campaign contributions, and lo and behold, no Keystone pipeline. Choo choo.

  • free_agent

    The big difference seems to be that new pipelines require regulatory approval, but more trains over existing track doesn’t. So the oil goes by train…

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