In the discussion thread: By Hook Or By Crook... Oops, I Mean By Rail Or By Pipe, That Oil Will Be Moved [View all]
Response to cali (Original post)
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:20 PM
suffragette (7,830 posts)
13. Oil and coal
There have been numerous new oil and coal moving ventures being pushed out here on the west coast too, cali.
Most, perhaps all, to supply China.
And these stretch from Canada to Washington to Oregon.
One is the increase in coal trains from Wyoming. These are uncovered and would sift the coal dust throughout the route. Since the trains have right of way, they would also block train crossings, even for emergency vehicles, something that has already been an issue with fewer of these. They derail, too. And note Goldman Sachs is set to profit from this, too.
This one is about shipping the crude oil from fracking out through WA and OR:
And the Enbridge Northern Gateway project:
All of this seems to have ramped up significantly and recently.
I wonder how much is tied to TPP negotiations. We still really know only a small amount about those secret agreements, and those bits only because of leaks.
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