Posted 10 months ago on Sept. 5, 2013, 8:04 p.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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NBC ran a report tonight indicating that the NTSB issued recommendations several years ago regarding a specific type of rail car - a tanker rail car referred to as a DOT-111. The recommendations include a double hull, designed to prevent puncture. Not a bad idea, given that these cars carry highly flammable hazardous material including petroleum products; or given the fact that it was the DOT-111 that destroyed Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.
The Canadian explosion occurred in the dead of night, killed 42, five remain missing and as CNN reports, may have occurred as a result of criminal behavior.
What major U.S. news outlets have not aired, but apparently Canada's national news publication, The Globe and Mail has, is that Canadian Tar Sands will be shipped to Texas refineries by rail or pipeline.
As reported by The Globe and Mail Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer said of the U.S. President:
“His choice is to have it come down by a pipeline that he approves, or without his approval, it comes down on trains. That’s just the raw common sense of this thing, and we’ve been saying it for two years and we’ve been proven correct,” Mr. Doer said Sunday. “At the end of the day, it’s trains or pipelines.”
As Len Rosen says, this is clearly a veiled threat: "don’t approve the pipeline and expect oil to come across your borders in substandard tanker cars like the ones that recently derailed at Lac Megantic and won’t you be sorry."
We can safely presume that if it is true, as I believe, that the one percent has not changed much in over five centuries, then we will certainly see accidents involving DOT-111 rail tankers hauling flammable hazmat in the U.S., lives will be lost, and there will be no proof whatsoever that the lives lost were sacrificed as a part of the lobbying effort of the oil industry seeking approval for KeyStone XL.
Just as there is no evidence to indicate that 42 lives have already been sacrificed on that oil industry lobbyists erection
Clearly it is time for a NEW DEAL.
As a part of this New Deal I would suggest that accidents may happen to anyone.
JUST SAY NO