Moving Oil Safely

Posted on Tuesday, July 30 at 18:19 by NAUWATCH

 Pipelines are the safest means of transport

North American railroads typically transport oil and other hazardous materials with care and caution. Yet the disastrous train wreck in Lac-Megantic on the U.S.-Canadian border points to the risks involved. A runaway train carrying crude oil exploded in a fireball, devastating the town.

In all commerce, public safety risks have to be weighed. This frightening crash points to a fact of life in the shipment of the continent's fast-growing supplies of oil and gas. Pipelines are the safest means of transit, safer than trucks and trains. Safer for people. Safer for the environment.

Yes, this is an argument for the Keystone XL pipeline.

read full article http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-07-13/opinion/ct-edit-trainwreck-20130713_1_keystone-xl-spills-pipeline

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