Railroads: The Unlikely Green Alterna...

Railroads: The Unlikely Green Alternative to the Keystone Pipeline

There are 7 comments on the business.time.com story from Jan 24, 2012, titled Railroads: The Unlikely Green Alternative to the Keystone Pipeline. In it, business.time.com reports that:

Railroads are in fact one of Americas most energy-efficient modes of transport

President Obama's decision last week to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the U.S. was cheered by some environmental activists like Robert Redford.

But many mainstream commentators reacted with dismay. A Washington Post editorial called the decision wrong on the substance of the question. And a columnist for the same newspaper described it more hyperbolically as “an act of national insanity.”

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alternative med

Hanoi, Vietnam

#1 Jan 24, 2012
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“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#2 Jan 24, 2012
Buffett's Burlington Northern Among Winners From Keystone Denial
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-23/buff...

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp.(TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.

With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.

“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.

The State Department denied TransCanada a permit on Jan. 18, saying there was not enough time to study the proposal by Feb. 21, a deadline Congress imposed on President Barack Obama. Calgary-based TransCanada has said it intends to re-apply with a route that avoids an environmentally sensitive region of Nebraska, something the Obama administration encouraged.

The rail option, though costlier, would lessen the environmental impact, such as a loss of wetlands and agricultural productivity, compared to the pipeline, according to the State Department analysis. Greenhouse gas emmissions, however, would be worse.

If completed, Keystone XL would deliver 700,000 barrels a day of crude from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico, crossing 1,661 miles (2,673-kilometers) over Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#3 Jan 24, 2012
No no no, that decision does not look like a lobbyist favor to Buffett.
alternative med

Hanoi, Vietnam

#4 Jan 24, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
No no no, that decision does not look like a lobbyist favor to Buffett.
U is Out of Dr. Bill_mr! and Dr. Wattson legend!!! please FLer stopin yo dream about NASAgone ;-00h, just flow to Banana republicuba fashion ;-000

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 Jan 24, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
Buffett's Burlington Northern Among Winners From Keystone Denial
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-23/buff...
Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp.(TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.
“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.
The State Department denied TransCanada a permit on Jan. 18, saying there was not enough time to study the proposal by Feb. 21, a deadline Congress imposed on President Barack Obama. Calgary-based TransCanada has said it intends to re-apply with a route that avoids an environmentally sensitive region of Nebraska, something the Obama administration encouraged.
The rail option, though costlier, would lessen the environmental impact, such as a loss of wetlands and agricultural productivity, compared to the pipeline, according to the State Department analysis. Greenhouse gas emmissions, however, would be worse.
If completed, Keystone XL would deliver 700,000 barrels a day of crude from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico, crossing 1,661 miles (2,673-kilometers) over Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
One problem with your rant:

It is Speaker Bohner who stopped the pipeline with his artificial deadline.

How much do the railroads give to the GOP in congress?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#6 Jan 24, 2012
alternative med wrote:
<quoted text>
U is Out of Dr. Bill_mr! and Dr. Wattson legend!!! please FLer stopin yo dream about NASAgone ;-00h, just flow to Banana republicuba fashion ;-000
NASA not gone, just sleeping because of the GW Bush great recession & natinal debt.
alternative med

Hanoi, Vietnam

#7 Jan 24, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
NASA not gone, just sleeping because of the GW Bush great recession & natinal debt.
NASA with PENTAgone with da wind of chainy dick VP ;-00000

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