Skip to comments.Casselton North Dakota Train Wreck Shows Keystone XL Need
Posted on 01/03/2014 6:38:42 PM PST by raptor22
Energy Policy: An oil-laden train collides with another and bursts into flames in a small American town, proving why pipelines are safer and why environmentalist opposition to a pipeline from Canada is misguided.
Casselton, N.D., had a near brush with tragedy after a train of tank cars carrying crude oil derailed, resulting in fiery explosions and a call from the town's mayor for a re-examination of how such fuel is transported across the United States.
The railroad runs right through the middle of Casselton, a town of 2,400 people about 25 miles west of Fargo, and Mayor Ed McConnell said dozens of people could have been killed had the derailments had occurred in the town, not just outside.
It's time, he said, to "have a conversation" with federal lawmakers about the dangers of transporting oil by rail.
"There have been numerous derailments in this area," he told the Associated Press. "It's almost gotten to the point that it looks like not if we're going to have an accident, it's when. We dodged a bullet by having it out of town, but this is too close for comfort."
Thanks to a boom in oil production in the Bakken shale formation that runs underneath the state, North Dakota has become the No. 2 oil-producing state in the nation. It's creating a lot of the kind of high-paying jobs that the rest of America desperately wants and needs.
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25 miles from my home. Whenever it comes up in conversation at work, I slip in how a pipeline is a better alternative. Even the libs don’t seem to have a response. Because they know it’s true.
The derailment/explosion story didn’t make the Honolulu paper...
You live in Enderlin?
Is it colder in MN than ND? (snicker)
Be careful what you ask for.
The Enviroweinies will suggest banning the transportation of oil by rail and stll oppose the pipe line.
You may end up with neither and the Bakken will become like the Gold Boom towns of the late 1800s abandoned and forgotten.
These people don’t want any drilling period!
No, FM area.
I feel the love, LOL!
Exactly my point.
If you cant ship what you produce you stop producing.
You stop producing so you stop drilling.
The Enviroweinies use any and all tactics to achieve their goals of protecting Gia and destroying civilization.
Maybe, maybe not, but ND kids are tough enough to go to school in cold weather.