http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20...b-pipeline-epaThe Dilbit Disaster: Inside The Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of, Part 1
A black goo stopped just 10 feet from the metal cap that marked his drinking water well. Walking on the tarry mess was like stepping on chewing gum.
Pick Your Poison For Crude -- Pipeline, Rail, Truck Or Boat
The short answer is: truck worse than train worse than pipeline worse than boat (Oilprice.com). But that’s only for human death and property destruction.
For the normalized amount of oil spilled, it’s truck worse than pipeline worse than rail worse than boat (Congressional Research Service).
Different yet again is for environmental impact (dominated by impact to aquatic habitat), where it’s boat worse than pipeline worse than truck worse than rail.
So it depends upon what your definition is for worse. Is it death and destruction? Is it amount of oil released? Is it land area or water volume contaminated? Is it habitat destroyed? Is it CO2 emitted?
As far as savings go, the recent increases in price at the pump has little justification in crude oil prices (still low). But I agree the savings are a short term boon for the average Joe, however I doubt Big Oil or desert bandits turned OPEC powers have much concern there- especially if Obama gets any favorable bump from it.
I'd suggest looking a little past the short term crumbs for a deeper reason might be in order...
From this Feb.13,2015 article
Judge halts TransCanada's use of Eminent Domain..
Judge Halts TransCanada's Use Of Eminent Domain On Nebraskans For Keystone Pipeline | ThinkProgress
A Nebraska district judge has halted TransCanada’s attempts to use eminent domain to force landowners to turn over their land for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, an act that anti-Keystone activists are calling a major win.
Nebraska State District Court Judge Mark Kozisek issued a temporary injunction against TransCanada on Thursday after a hearing during which nearly 70 landowners called on the judge to grant the injunction. The injunction will remain in place until Nebraska’s Supreme Court takes up the landowners’ case against state law LB1161, which gave TransCanada the right to use eminent domain against the landowners.