U.S. lawmakers to question oil-by-rail safety; tank cars a concern

There are 20 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 25, 2014, titled U.S. lawmakers to question oil-by-rail safety; tank cars a concern. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. lawmakers are expected to question regulators and rail industry officials on Wednesday about several recent fiery derailments, focusing on whether shipments from energy producing regions such as North Dakota's Bakken area are being handled safely.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 Feb 26, 2014
Another Reuters left wing attack on our biggest job developer in America, Energy. We have hauled oil or transported it by pipeline for decades..........now that America is becoming Oil independent, liberals want to attack it to pay back their Muslim brothers.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#3 Feb 26, 2014
TransCanada's tar sand oil is headed overseas. Transcanada CEO: Only a few temporary jobs will be created.

Oil independence?......suckers. LMAO.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#4 Feb 26, 2014
Might be a good idea, before we disrupt the environment and commit to a pipeline, that's not even for us....

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 Feb 26, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Might be a good idea, before we disrupt the environment and commit to a pipeline, that's not even for us....
American jobs, American taxes and added exports to balance trade. You need to get out of the third grade sonny or you'll never get out of your position of dishwasher.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#6 Feb 26, 2014
Exports???....It's Canada's oil....keep up.....

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Feb 26, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Exports???....It's Canada's oil....keep up.....
You do know there..........never mind, you are too stupid



www.ehow.com Business & Society Laws for Businesses

Oil Export Duties. Export duties are taxes levied by a country's government on products that are exported from that country to overseas' markets.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Feb 26, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Exports???....It's Canada's oil....keep up.....
It is crossing out land, do you think that is for nothing moron. Who is going to maintain the pipeline. If all the oil goes to China and its falling economy, that more of other oil that won't go there for us if we continue to import due to Obama shutting down exploration and drilling on government land.

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Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#9 Feb 26, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>It is crossing out land, do you think that is for nothing moron. Who is going to maintain the pipeline. If all the oil goes to China and its falling economy, that more of other oil that won't go there for us if we continue to import due to Obama shutting down exploration and drilling on government land.
It's also 'our' land where the spills will occur and the transcanada lawyers will be lined up to blame a farmer.

Suggest testing the pipe by shooting the greasy canukian through....waving that certificate renouncing his canukian citizenship. Oops.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#10 Feb 26, 2014
fabrication.
Rudolph Caparros

Sacramento, CA

#11 Feb 26, 2014
CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
First Responders ask federal administrations to consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#12 Feb 26, 2014
Yep, let the government run up the cost of doing business again.
El oh El

Auburn, MA

#13 Feb 26, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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It's also 'our' land where the spills will occur and the transcanada lawyers will be lined up to blame a farmer.
Suggest testing the pipe by shooting the greasy canukian through....waving that certificate renouncing his canukian citizenship. Oops.
So you would rather we truck and rail dangerous cargo through our cities and towns? On our highways and byways? near our schools and preschools risking major spills and accidents that evacuate entire towns? Accidents and spills that kill how many? instead of putting it in a pipe that is regulated and monitored every minute of every day? In a pipe that has a leak plan in place? In a pipe that is inspected regularly by human eyes along with computers?
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Ohh wait, you dont care either way as long as you get a free shot at a republican. I almost forgot that you are part of the polarization of bigotry and ignorance that is destroying this country from within. Go ahead. Dont offer any thing in the way of new ideas or solutions. just take racist pot shots a "greasy canukian" as if that doesnt make you look stupider than you already do.
Delbert

Newport News, VA

#14 Feb 26, 2014
How ironic. This is exactly the same rhetoric laid out to convince the Nation deep water drilling in the gulf of Mexico was safe.

And how safe storing chemicals were next to a river that feeds into the West Virginia water supply.

It this something republicans practice?
El oh El wrote:
<quoted text>So you would rather we truck and rail dangerous cargo through our cities and towns? On our highways and byways? near our schools and preschools risking major spills and accidents that evacuate entire towns? Accidents and spills that kill how many? instead of putting it in a pipe that is regulated and monitored every minute of every day? In a pipe that has a leak plan in place? In a pipe that is inspected regularly by human eyes along with computers?
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Ohh wait, you dont care either way as long as you get a free shot at a republican. I almost forgot that you are part of the polarization of bigotry and ignorance that is destroying this country from within. Go ahead. Dont offer any thing in the way of new ideas or solutions. just take racist pot shots a "greasy canukian" as if that doesnt make you look stupider than you already do.
Bee Eff Dee

Auburn, MA

#15 Feb 26, 2014
Delbert wrote:
How ironic. This is exactly the same rhetoric laid out to convince the Nation deep water drilling in the gulf of Mexico was safe.
And how safe storing chemicals were next to a river that feeds into the West Virginia water supply.
It this something republicans practice?
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Exactly. Thats why we dont run it over the huge aquifer everyone is talking about. I dont understand why we cant have this pipeline on our terms. Why do people assume that its TransCanad's way or nothing? We build it on our terms to our standards. I dont see whats wrong with that when the rail and highway delivery is is more costly with costs/emissions/traffic/heavy trucks kill roads. As for your Deep water drilling vs trucking and rail? Cmon dude. 35,000 foot floating drills vs Joe "Red Roster" Collins truckin across Texas are two different things.
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Too many people, I feel, are either totally against this and not considering what could be done to get it done right and the benefits and there are also people who just want it there as a political "W". This should be negotiated on our terms. if transCanada doesnt liek them? Too bad.

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#16 Feb 26, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
TransCanada's tar sand oil is headed overseas. Transcanada CEO: Only a few temporary jobs will be created.
Oil independence?......suckers. LMAO.
as stupid as you are dumb as you are ignorant

The $5.3-billion Keystone XL Pipeline Project is the largest infrastructure project currently proposed in the United States. Construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline will require 9,000 skilled American workers. The project will provide jobs for welders, mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, laborers, safety coordinators, heavy equipment operators and other workers who rely on large construction projects for their livelihoods.

In addition to construction jobs, an estimated 7,000 U.S. jobs are being supported in manufacturing the steel pipe and the thousands of fittings, valves, pumps and control devices required for a major oil pipeline.

TransCanada has contracts with more than 50 suppliers across the U.S., including companies in Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio, Arkansas, Kansas, California and Pennsylvania.

TransCanada employed 4,844 Americans in Oklahoma and Texas on construction of the $2.3-billion Gulf Coast Pipeline Project, which is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

Construction and development of the Keystone XL and Gulf Coast Pipeline Projects is anticipated to generate $20 billion in economic impact in the United States, including $99 million in local government revenues and $486 million in state government revenues during construction.

The pipelines will also generate an estimated $5 billion in additional property taxes during their operational life.

- See more at: http://keystone-xl.com/about/jobs-and-economi ...

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Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#17 Feb 27, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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A judge disagrees with you. LMAO.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#18 Feb 27, 2014
It wouldn't be quite so bad except that the stuff they
are shipping in tank cars and pipelines is pure toxic
sludge which poisons everything it touches. So when
there is a spill it's bad, real bad, and there will be spills..

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#19 Feb 27, 2014
Delbert wrote:
<quoted text>How ironic. This is exactly the same rhetoric laid out to convince the Nation deep water drilling in the gulf of Mexico was safe.

And how safe storing chemicals were next to a river that feeds into the West Virginia water supply.

It this something republicans practice?
They were fine until Obama took a million from BP and then waved safety standards.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#20 Feb 27, 2014
Gary wrote:
It wouldn't be quite so bad except that the stuff they
are shipping in tank cars and pipelines is pure toxic
sludge which poisons everything it touches. So when
there is a spill it's bad, real bad, and there will be spills..
When was the last one.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#21 Feb 27, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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When was the last one.
Kalamazoo, Michigan...last winter.....

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