Oil by Rail Fail
No One Wants These Rail Oil Tankers
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  • Andrew Allison

    A typical terrible waste of time and money. The environmental benefits of shipping the oil via pipeline are overwhelming. Spills aside, consider the CO2 emissions of the trains and tanker trucks being used.

    • Curious Mayhem

      But what if Warren Buffet bought a rail company that ships oil and then donates heavily to Obama?

  • truthsojourner

    Even better solution: build Keystone and upgrade the tanker fleet.

    • Curious Mayhem

      The tanker fleets should be phased out, and the best way to do it is for them to pay real insurance rates on the risks they pose.

  • Fat_Man

    “A Climate Crusader’s Comeuppance: Billionaire Tom Steyer’s vow to make politicians toe the green line isn’t working out so well.” By Kimberley A. Strassel

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/kim-strassel-a-climate-crusaders-comeuppance-1408057542

    “As political comedowns go, there may be few to compare to the humbling of Tom Steyer. Six months after the climate activist roared on the national political scene vowing $100 million to impose his agenda on this fall’s midterms, it would appear that this billionaire don’t hunt.”

    “His February vow was to match $50 million of his money to $50 million from donors, and he bragged that might be a “lowball” number. By last month, Politico was reporting that NextGen had raised all of $1.2 million. Seems Democratic donors have higher funding priorities than climate.”

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    This is all Obama’s fault, he has blocked the development of pipelines at the behest of the Environmental lobby. Who’s foolish actions have now put the environment at risk from train derailments, increased the cost of oil transport, and did nothing to advance the cause of the bogus “Global Warming” they claim is their goal.

  • Curious Mayhem

    Google “lac-megantic quebec” and behold the horror that an exploding tanker train can wreak. No pipeline can do that kind of damage, either to humans or the birds and the bees.

  • David E.M. Thompson

    “ought to compel President Obama”
    Obama is compelled to reduce the production and distribution of all fossil fuels and to raise their prices. That was one of his 2008 campaign promises, and no one seems to have believed him.

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