Thursday, January 9, 2014

All these train derailments making pipelines an easier sell....

Lac Megantic, Alberta, North Dakota, New seems we can't go a week these days without a train tragedy happening involving rail cars carrying crude oil.  

A buddy of mine brought this up, given that I'm admittedly something of a conspiracy buff, but to that point it hadn't even occurred to me what a boost these accidents could have for projects like Keystone and the Northern Gateway pipelines.

Greenpeace has been advocating for updated and more stringent safety standards for transporting crude by rail (STORY HERE).  But if rail becomes safe and effective what happens to the seemingly beloved (at least by some) pipelines?

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