Skip to comments.New York State considers releasing oil train details
Posted on 07/04/2014 5:53:36 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
While the federal government ordered railroads a month ago to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakotas Bakken shale region, New York State officials havent decided whether to share that information with the public.
The Associated Press and eight environmental groups filed Freedom of Information Law requests with the state Office of Emergency Management this week, arguing that its in the public interest for communities to know more about the shipments in light of at least eight major accidents during the last year, including one that killed 47 people in Quebec a year ago.
The state agency said it will respond to the information requests within 20 days.
(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.buffalonews.com ...
The people should know and they should be angry that pipelines aren’t being built for safer transportation.
Looks like Warren Buffet’s trains will win.
Trains, pipelines, or freeze ... which do you think the liberals will choose?
There is nothing liberals would love more than a derailment and fire in a heavily populated area leading to a high body count.
Its why I keep telling people I meet in Detroit that they should be very concerned about the Oil trains headed for Windsor and that pipelines are safer.
Report: Oil in Quebec train explosion mislabeled, was violently explosive
By David Ljunggren, Reuters
Posted Sept. 11, 2013, at 11:33 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 11, 2013, at 5:34 p.m.
A runaway train that blew up in a Quebec town, killing 47 people, was hauling a more flammable, gasoline-like fuel than the crude oil it was supposed to be carrying, raising questions about how accurately dangerous goods are identified on North American railroads, Canadian investigators said on Wednesday...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.