Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Oil Train Derailment-Explosion in WV Involved NEW, "SAFER" Railcars

So NOW, Obama, can we have Keystone XL?  Oh, right.  Not up to you; it's up to your puppetmasters and it's out of your hands.  You just gotta say "no" as long as they tell you to say "no"...  almost forgot.  My bad.  Carry on with your golf.

Story HERE.

 (Reuters) - An oil train was still on fire and leaking in West Virginia on Tuesday, a day after it derailed and erupted in flames, according to CSX Corp, which said the train was hauling newer model tank cars, not the older versions widely criticized as prone to puncture.


This accident followed the Feb. 14 derailment in Ontario of a Canadian National Railways train from Alberta. It was also the second derailment in a year along this CSX line. A similar incident in Virginia involved a train also headed to Plains All American Pipelines LP's oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia.

A boom in oil rail shipments rail across North America has heightened focus on safety. In July 2013, 47 people were killed in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.

It seems to me that Obama constantly saying "no" to the Keystone XL pipeline project between Canada and America... is just like how the statists and crony capitalists in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugs" constantly attempted to interfere in the rail industry, steel industry, etc... for reasons having nothing to do with anything... other than politics and crony capitalism amongst the elite few.

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