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Has transporting N.D's crude oil by rail become too dangerous to allow?

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  2. No
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rajiihammr

Jan-10-14 6:28 PM

There are new tougher regulation for tank car being proposed. Job killing regulations. JOB KILLING REGULATIONS!!!

Oh, Wait. The regulations are being proposed by Senator Hoeven.(R) Never mind, false alarm.

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Legend

Jan-10-14 1:41 PM

Veritas: Spot on!

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Legend

Jan-10-14 1:37 PM

Most rail crashes r caused by bad wheels or track. The minot anhydrous spill was from a known bad joint. When you hear a moving clunk, clunk, clunk as a train goes by; it is probably a bad wheel. When the clunk is stationary; it is bad track or joint. The rail reduced car and track maintenance some years ago to maximize profits. These problems r all fixable. Just don't expect lynn helms or any other oil giddy puppet to fix it. PJ: casselton is the home of some nd politicians past and present. Some r pro-regulation on rail and oil--i expect good policy to come from this wreck and none 2 soon.

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Iceman

Jan-10-14 1:33 PM

Train composition could also be a factor in the explosions, crude doesn't explode unless ignited. I noticed all exploding trains included propane and ethanol tank cars, ship crude with grain, or something inert.

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Russ98387

Jan-10-14 1:32 PM

I hear it was so cold the "socialist progressives" kept their hands in their own pockets. "Socialist Progressives" want the oil transported by rail figuring there is a higher likelihood of an accident than a pipeline. Then there is the manufactured "coal dust" problem. Nobody has ever seen "coal dust" blow off the trains but it must exist. Just like unicorns and "fairy dust"

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redneck

Jan-10-14 12:37 PM

well i will say drill baby drill, just get more trains and move that stuff, or pump it, america i love this place.opportunity left and right

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MarkHighwater

Jan-10-14 12:18 PM

The tracks that the train was on Monday pass through the middle of Casselton, and Cass County Sheriff's Sgt. Tara Morris said it was "a blessing it didn't happen within the city."

Morris said it could take up to 12 hours before authorities could get close to the fire. About 80 of the cars were moved from the site. Jeff Zent, a spokesman for Gov. Jack Dalrymple, said the National Guard was on alert if needed

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MarkHighwater

Jan-10-14 12:06 PM

The lesser of two evils would be the pipeline since it would not pass through populated areas like the RR...an explosion such as the video depicts at Cassellton ND,in a metropolitan area would be catastrophic.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-10-14 11:18 AM

quote .."Oil is not nearly as dangerous, nor as toxic" WHAT?.apparently someone didn't see the HUGE fireball and THICK black smoke that warranted an evacuation of Casselton ND on 12-30-13...if that was Bakken crude on the 2001 Anhydrous train,all the residents of Terracita Vallejo would be dead for certain....Bakken crude is just as volatile as gasoline I have read.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-10-14 11:03 AM

C'mon C'mon... listen to the money talk!

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takkak

Jan-10-14 10:45 AM

Thanks for 10 disagrees, I just made $50.

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takkak

Jan-10-14 10:44 AM

Sometimes Yes means No. Depends on how answer is calibrated.

ON etoV

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animal

Jan-10-14 10:17 AM

The only thing the emperor is truly concerned with is tourism! He and his family( including mother in law )have done more for increasing the tourism industry than any other person in American history! Spend spend spend while the rest of the country goes broke!

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muleskinner

Jan-10-14 10:08 AM

Is it too dangerous for a ship to sail the ocean or is it worth the risk to deliver a tanker of oil to the New York harbor?

Remember the train derailment outside of Minot, ND that had a cargo of anhydrous ammonia?

Oil is not nearly as dangerous, nor as toxic.

Hazards exist all around us. Nuclear power plants that are damaged and melt down are here on earth. Nuclear arms, chemical weapons, there is a plethora of risks surrounding us all at all times.

Nor can it be stopped. Have to have all kinds of pre-cautions and safety systems, all in place, for humanity to continue to exist. You cannot ignore nuclear power plants. They must be maintained and must continue to generate power. China Syndrome is a real problem in Japan.

Live on earth is fraught with real dangers at all times anymore.

Trains hauling crude oil is a solution, not a problem. If there were less demand for oil, the BNSF wouldn't be hauling it all of the time.

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realwildchyld

Jan-10-14 9:08 AM

Obama couldn't fix a*****thing......he has already let the bad guys back in Iraq.

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concerned

Jan-10-14 9:08 AM

Something happen and the investigation will point what the problem was. Somebody is at fault. It's not all BNSF here in North Dakota. It takes an industry to create oil and more than BNSF who is involved.

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animal

Jan-10-14 9:06 AM

he he he he he sameole

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JackAaah

Jan-10-14 8:57 AM

Like PredJudice14, I am torn between 'yes' or 'no'.....if I say yes, my fellow Democrat Warren Buffett cannot build on his super-super rich wealth, and if I say no and the pipeline gets built, then I am not protecting my Mother Earth...

I just am not at peas with myself....

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socialismsucks

Jan-10-14 8:30 AM

oblamer will get right on that as soon as He and moochelle get back from their latest multi million dollar vacation in hawaii.

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landslide14

Jan-10-14 8:15 AM

Interesting that Obama has been asked to do something about the safety of oil transportation by rail because of this last train derailment AND one in Canada last year..

Seems some of his loyal jones followers think he should pass laws that would fix it here AND in Canada..

His loyal Jones followers think he can now decide what laws Canada should have..

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garmst

Jan-10-14 6:48 AM

Man Made Problem This Can be Fixed

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takkak

Jan-10-14 1:15 AM

Big Oil Is Dangerous

Vote NO

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