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originally posted by: caterpillage
And as such is still a better alternative than shipping the oil on tank cars via the railroad. A typical railroad tanker holds 23,000 gallons, and when they mess up it usually involves more than one and they spread it over a wider area. And it usually ignites.
The keystone pipeline is more environmentally friendly and more efficient overall than rail shipments.
Thankyou OP for bringing this to light to show the advantages!
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
a reply to: caterpillage
Hmm. It comes out of the ground, and it's bad for the Earth. Strange.
I hope you are joking. Plutonium comes from the ground also lead and many other things you don't want just anywhere.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: Grimpachi
So, the fault also lies in whomever is in control of the regulations for these pipelines, (or lack thereof) for not requiring this to be done, every 6 months to a year.
Sure, it may be costly to shut down for a while, but you would think that it would be cheaper, than paying fines for leaks. Unless there are no fines?
Then there should be. Outrageously expensive fines.