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Time to get corporate interests out of our government and launch a mass exodus of Earth desecrating industrial profiteers.
It's safe to say that all reasonable people agree that the government needs to step in and require that the railroads take all of the older tankers out of service. If that is inconvenient for the railroads or oil companies, that is unfortunate, but it shouldn't affect that requirement.
Listen to your Auntie Catalina. We need to improve regulation -- and not just these 1232 cars but some of the even safer ones that are under discussion -- and get older ones out of service. We also need to invest in infrastructure, dammit!
@5, it's also a relief that these cars were going 5 MPH instead of 63 MPH like the unattended runaway in Lac-Mégantic.
And that's exactly what the Obama admin announced today. Still won't satisfy the Green Police.
Lies, lies and more lies. It's not safe. We know this. Enough lying. We deserve the truth.
If you think BNSF, Big Oil and Big Coal are right, then you're actually supporting the REAL fear mongers. They're bullying those of us fortunate to live here in the Pacific Northwest for our resources.
Think about it.
@5 / @11 Catalina Vel-DuRay: Thank you. Both comments are well said.
Back in the 1970s a bunch of "experts" once called nuclear power perfectly "safe", too----and then Three Mile Island blew up. 40 years later, we're still cleaning up Hanford. Radioactive debris from the globally disastrous accident from 3/4/2011 at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is still crossing the Pacific Ocean and drifting ashore here on the West Coast.
None of this can possibly be called "Safe"!