Major Train Derailment in Quebec

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    Major Train Derailment in Quebec -Over 40 Missing

    Updated - over 40 missing- presumed incinerated...sad turn of events

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/...ter-runaway-freight-train-explosion-in-quebec



    And this is just another reason why the keystone xl is so important. Oil will be moved. It is moved by pipe, train, truck, or barge. Pipe is by and far the safest and cheapest but rail is the most profitable for friend of 0 W. Buffet and Norfolk Southern.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57592528/1-dead-after-oil-train-derails-in-quebec/

    so tonight there are long trains of oil barreling across the country that should not be if the pipelines were in place to carry the oil from our biggest supplier of oil to our refineries. and there are barges full of oil doing the same thing. transporting oil that should be moved by pipeline. guess which method is safest, has less carbon footprint, and is cheapest. now guess which one makes the most $$$ for innocent ol Uncle Warren. then guess why 0 has been dragging his feet on approving the keystone xl.
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    Environmentalists need to realize we are all using oil. Period. For many purposes. The best solution would be to find a safe way for EVERYONE to ship the oil back and forth, but this is a perfect example of the cost of NOT building a safe transport system.
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    Your logic and facts are undeniable, until you bring in making your political supporters money to pay for their support!

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    Oil is food! without oil we don't get food from the seed to the home... period!

    We need to stop these foreign payed agents of self-destruction, and put an end to their propaganda campaign machine against the human (American exceptionalism) race.
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    You are so correct sir. Oil is a part of many things we use every single day multiple times. The eco-nazis have vilified oil and think they can change the world without the cooperation off China, India, and the other emerging countries that pollute by burning fossil fuels and care only about making money not the environment.

    Let's punish our economy and people by raising the cost of energy so much by going green while most of the rest of the works does nothing! Great plan! Once they see how bad it hurts the US they will be sold and onboard 1000% I guarantee it!

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    The Keystone XL, which I happen to support by the way, would have been irrelevant insofar as the derailment is concerned. The Keystone XL pipeline will run from Calgary to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The oil being transported by rail was destined for a refinery in New Brunswick. Even if the Keystone XL was operational, the oil would still have been transported by rail.
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    True - but I think it might just be an example of how rail isn't really a safe way to be doing this. That's a pretty big distance and it'd be even riskier. But agreed that it wouldn't have helped in this specific case.
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    You sound like you've been reading my posts on this very subject... :grin:
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    correct but there are lots of trains moving oil that could/would otherwise be moved by the keystone. the fight for the keystone is what discourages others from trying to build pipelines. we ship oil by rail over the Rocky Mountains because the pipeline companies do not want to find the enviro nuts to try and build pipelines.

    this is where the congress needs to use the same powers/actions they used to build the interstate highway system and where the stimulus money should have been spent. build pipeline networks and power transmission corridors as a matter of national security and make it happen with imminent domain or whatever other mechanism they need so that we can get our resources to market safely and EFFICIENTLY to help us become a more competitive economy

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