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Old 06-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #45
houghtam
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Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
That's a valid point. And I think a lot more needs to be done to monitor pipelines. But at least you know what that pipeline does and where it does it. Train oil goes everywhere. And rolls through communities all over at leisure.

You're right that the possible scale of concentrated ecological disaster is less with trains. But from an efficiency, emissions and lives standpoint, pipelines are safer. Unfortunately, our policy makers do little to try to balance any of that. They assume stopping a pipeline means stopping the oil.
Yeah, it's just that sometimes it takes the pipeline bursting for it to be discovered.

See: Arkansas
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