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Transporting Oil By Rail Is a Crude Gamble


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, train trasnport of oil, disasters, pollution, politics, healthconditions, protection )

Cal
- 340 days ago - vice.com
It's estimated that nine million barrels of crude oil are moving over the rail lines of North America at any given moment.



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Pat Cunningham (138)
Monday July 28, 2014, 7:23 pm
Noted thank you for share
 

Vicky P. (476)
Monday July 28, 2014, 9:38 pm
interesting doc
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 12:41 am
You would think that after the Canadian disaster action would be taken to make sure that these trains did not pass through urban areas.There are more disasters likely to happen.
 

Ana Lopes (90)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 2:52 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 2:55 am
Noted, thanks Cal.
 

Anna Meng Wang (1)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 3:16 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 3:37 am
Thanks.
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:29 am
Noted.
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 9:14 am
I did not have a clue this was going on....and I live 2 hours out side of Lynchburg Va.
Thank you Cal
 

I A (196)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 10:21 am
Noted, Thank you my friend Cal
 

. (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 11:01 am
Noted & shared. Thanks Cal
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 11:42 am
noted.
 

Janet G. (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 1:04 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 1:34 pm
Sorry I don't have time today for a 25 min vid - I need to be getting my information for my executrix onto a flash drive since I live within a half mile of one of the trax being used for this, and if my house goes up, so will my computer. So access to my 'puter isn't enough, she needs it on a flash drive. Bye for now.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 2:33 pm
I agree with Alfred Donovan. Plus, I am convinced that there are other means in order to drive a car, but the 1% won't let us know because they would lose a lot of money on us.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 3:58 pm
They'll never learn...even after all the disasters. Such fools. Thanks Cal
 

Lois Jordan (60)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:58 pm
Noted. This "rapid expansion of oil-by-rail transport" needs some tight regulations. Gee, you think the GOP House is going to go for that? Only when the trains start going through THEIR neighborhoods. So, I guess "we the people" will have to petition the E.P.A. for this; as well as notify our Congress critters that we want some action here.
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:51 pm
Another way for oil to have a shot at killing a bunch of us.
 

Sherri G. (123)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 12:54 am
It is an accident looking for a place to happen. TY Cal
 

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:56 am
TY Cal.
 

Mary Nardone (0)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 5:58 am
Its getting absolutely ridiculous with these oil companies.
 

Enrico H. (7)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 6:02 am
Noted
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 10:23 pm
I live in Alberta, Canada and have a railway line that sometimes has 90 oil tankers, and usually a few propane tankers, plus many other cars, going right behind my house - approximately 60 top 80 feet from my fence and big shed. We have trains going through at the rate of 4 to 5 per day, where as, when we first moved here 30 years ago we had maybe a train every few days, and they did not have this amount of tanker cars.I live approximately 250 - 300 miles from the Tar Sands.There are railway lights and bars that come down so close to the building that farmers take their wheat to, and they are supposed to travel no more than 40 miles per hour - but sometimes it is faster than that. I have not had an answer back from CN Rail as yet. I live 5 houses away from an overpass over the train tracks also. This, of course, has devalued our property. We are close to the age and health to maybe move into a lodge, but it would no be in the town, for sure!!! Thanks for this post Cal.
 
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