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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    They're generally not moving at 60 mph.
    Ok. And oil tankers move even slower and oil rigs don't move at all. Not seeing the point.

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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

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    Safety is good.
    So more regulations? Yes or no? Even if it costs the private company more money?
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    If only we had a pipeline...
    If only we'd been really investing in renewables all these years.
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    is there a certain amount of accidents per year, or $damage per year, at which point said activity should be against the law?

    anyone want to hazard a guess about a cost/benefit ratio whereby this could be justified?

    (applies to any industry)

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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    If only we'd been really investing in renewables all these years.
    And wasting more money on inferior technologies that can't stand on their own merits without substantial Government and consumer subsidies ?

    Imagine all the debt we would have by now ? And how expensive energy would be.

    You don't have to imagine. Just look at Germany.

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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    And wasting more money on inferior technologies that can't stand on their own merits without substantial Government and consumer subsidies ?

    Imagine all the debt we would have by now ? And how expensive energy would be.
    We wouldn't be spending trillions fighting oil wars.
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Ok. And oil tankers move even slower and oil rigs don't move at all. Not seeing the point.
    Add motion and speed to any scenario and you increase the chances of a greater disaster.
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So more regulations? Yes or no? Even if it costs the private company more money?
    Do you know another way to impose rules? And yes I do believe some of them will be onerous to the point of costing us and the company more.
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    And wasting more money on inferior technologies that can't stand on their own merits without substantial Government and consumer subsidies ?

    Imagine all the debt we would have by now ? And how expensive energy would be.

    You don't have to imagine. Just look at Germany.
    Are you suggesting that renewables, any of them, they will never be viable? Or that hoisting renewables upon society before they mature to soothe our eco-conscience is [potentially] the problem?
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