Sunday, October 20, 2013

I hate being right sometimes.

Another train loaded with oil derails.
Emergency crews were battling a massive fire Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 after a CN tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed in Gainford, Alta., west of Edmonton overnight.

Don't say I didn't warn you.  There is a direct cause for this accident we don't yet know.  Indirectly, the cause of a trains full of oil rolling night and day is Barrack Obama, Warren Buffet, and every ignorant anti-pipeline jerk you hear. 

It's not that trains are unsafe because of their cargo.  It's that there are so many more of them that don't need to be there.

2 comments:

Anon1152 said...

"It's not that trains are unsafe because of their cargo".

So the cargo has nothing to do with the safety? If instead of oil the trains were carrying water, or wheat, or socks, would a crash be just as dangerous?

Alex F said...

Oh 1152. I'm disappointed. The issue is train wrecks. A train is no more likely to crash if it carries socks or a load of cordite.

After the crash is a very different story. That is my point. Pipelines are much less likely to fail per unit transported than a train any day.

-And yet we all feel perfectly safe in a train. Pipelines are the best and safest way to move oil. Safer even than a train or a truck and more efficient too.

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