Sunday, December 27, 2015

Another reason why we need the Keystone XL pipeline: Rail lines are in bad shape

There is always an obvious solution to a problem--some people choose to ignore it. Because of hydraulic fracking and he extraction of petroleum from oil sands in Canada, more oil is being shipped by rail. Which of course increases the odds of dangerous oil spills and fires because of derailments.

Last week the Columbus Dispatch wrote about the problem--but focused on the need for more rail inspectors.

I say we need more pipelines, starting with the Keystone XL pipeline that will originate in Canada.

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