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    Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts | Fox News

    Activists call them “bomb trains,” and they’re likely rolling through a town near you.

    The oil boom in North Dakota and Alberta, Canada, has put a record number of train cars on tracks carrying hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil each day all across the U.S. Several accidents have already happened, and local leaders say it is a matter of time until more occur.

    "The fuels that they're carrying now are very volatile so, in a highly residential area, an accident like that would be devastating,” Barrington, Illinois, Fire Chief Jim Arie told Fox News.
    Hmmm, what could we do about this?
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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If there were some way to pipe this stuff away from there instead of putting it on wheels...
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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Be more responsible. Advocating for a meaningless side project is just distracting us from bigger problems at hand.
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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Be more responsible. Advocating for a meaningless side project is just distracting us from bigger problems at hand.
    Meaningless side project?
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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    If there were some way to pipe this stuff away from there instead of putting it on wheels...
    Don't be silly. We are years away from that sort of pie-in-the-sky, sci-fi fantasy.

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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Meaningless side project?
    It's what it is.

    I don't care if it gets built or not, I just want this to be resolved, and by resolved, I mean people move the **** on. We've got bigger fish to catch.

    Just ****ing build it or shut up, that goes for Obama and congress.
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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Wow, experts say if there's more trains then there's more likely to be train derailments.

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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Ask Obama.

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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's the same old same old, profits trump safety. One problem is the antiquated cars mostly used that aren't designed for the product, and are prone to rupture when they derail. The corporate worlds nightmare, REGULATION!!!
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    Re: Oil trains put US on target for more derailments, warn experts

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I thought I heard about a proposal to build something that was far safer, far more reliable, and cheaper too. What was that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    If there were some way to pipe this stuff away from there instead of putting it on wheels...
    Can't quite put my finger on it, but there was something.
    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Wow, experts say if there's more trains then there's more likely to be train derailments.

    Yup. Pretty obvious to most thinking, just not presidents.
    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Ask Obama.
    Exactly. Obama has seen fit to veto the Keystone-XL pipeline and put all the towns and neighborhoods through which the trains travel at risk, when there's a far better solution that many would rather have.
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