Keep Shale Booming
The Opaque Dangers of Oil-by-Rail
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  • Andrew Allison

    No mention of the Administration’s latest delaying tactic. Isn’t it obvious that the objective is to avoid aggravating the, largely Democrat, enviro-nazis until after the mid-term election. Color me disgusted.

    • mgoodfel

      If they actually approve it after the election, I’ll be surprised. That would look pretty cynical and really enrage the base.

      • Corlyss

        This administration fairly oozes deep cynicism and there is no tactic they will deem too corrosively opportunistic to deploy against Republicans. Last week it was racism, with the Divider-in-chief, his toady AG, and some otherwise undistinguished congressional lowlife all claiming that 1) no president & AG have suffered like unto the current occupants who are martyrs for their race; and 2) it’s all the doings of the minority party! And naturally these profound ly destructive blood libels go unremarked on by the corrupt media that literally and figuratively cheer from the sidelines while pretending to be objective. The week before it was the patent lie about gender inequality in pay, a lie so obviously false that even the hometown propaganda rag WAPO felt constrained to denounce it.

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  • Winston Smith

    Sure … lets build pipelines.

    And when the oil field runs out we can just move the pipelines to the next oil field discovery. Well, if not, the pipelines can be used to move other things … right?

    oopss … I forgot … railroads can move lots of other things.

    Pipelines can pretty much be used only to move hydrocarbon
    stuff. Oil. Coal slurry. Bitumen. One way only. To the refinery.

    So how does all that stuff the oil industry needs on site gets move to there? Can you ship sand back through the pipeline? How about the steel used to construct the drilling scaffolds? And the drilling equipment itself? And can you ship the Human Beings needed to run all that stuff back through the pipelines?

    Nope.

    Use the railroads. By all means enforce the safety regulations vigorously. Force the use of better railroad crude cars.

    Railroads are multipurpose transportation entities. Pipelines are not.

    No … I don’t work for a railroad. Just a life-long train buff :-}

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