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U.S. mayors want surcharge on dangerous rail shipments

There are 2 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 23, 2014, titled U.S. mayors want surcharge on dangerous rail shipments. In it, Reuters reports that:

Rail shipments of crude oil and other dangerous goods should face a surcharge when they move through urban areas, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several other big city mayors said on Thursday at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting.

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Dubya Tee Eff

Webster, MA

#1 Jan 23, 2014
First of all, its a violation of intrastate commerce there Rahm, but why let common sense laws get in your way of avoiding the black on black murder epidemic in your city.

Second, you need to get back on the plan with the rest of the Dems. Acknowledging that HAZ MAT rail and truck transportation is very risky business supports the "pipe Line" crowds that Dems hate so much.

Think about it, would you rather have a pipe line that is computer monitored every minute of everyday for leaks and quality control and ready for spill response/containment in minutes...

Or would you rather have thousands of trucks and trains driving around our highways/neighborhoods consuming gas, adding to pollution, traffic and issues like what happened in W. Virginia? Did you see the video of the train carrying HAZMAT that required evacuating an entire town?

Common sense? not so common. but then again you are more likely to be killed in Chicago for your sneakers than hurt by a HAZMAT shipment rolling through but that doesn't fit the Democrat talking points so lets ignore that.

BTW - Chicago January stats -
Shot and Killed - 15
Shot and wounded - 51
Total Homicides - 16

But ya, lets surcharge trains.....
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#2 Jan 24, 2014
Just one more "if-it-moves-tax-it" , "if-it-stops-moving, tax-it" democrat windbag, Rhambo-dead-fish E.

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