LA Times: Truck and Train Oil Tanker Accidents Preferable to Pipe Spills

Posted: November 24, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

The LA Times doesn’t mind if cancelling Keystone leads to more rail and road freighting of oil, they think truck and tanker train oil spills are preferable to pipeline spills because they cause less environmental damage.

Editorial Keystone XL is still the wrong project for a world facing global warming. Kill it and be done

A decision Monday by the Nebraska Public Service Commission was supposed to settle the fate of TransCanada Corp.’s controversial $8-billion Keystone XL pipeline, which is designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to U.S. refineries. But the commission didn’t give the company the green light it was looking for; instead, it approved a different and less-studied route for the pipeline than TransCanada wanted.

Proponents also argue that if the pipeline doesn’t get built, the tar sands oil would move to market anyway through alternative (and more expensive)…

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