Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ethanol Train Derailment Underscores Dangers of Killing Keystone XL Pipieline
A train carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol fuel derailed yesterday in Ohio. The wreck sent an enormous explosion into the sky. One passerby said, "I had to ball up and cover my body because I almost felt like my skin was burning."
The tragic accident underscores the dangers of transporting oil and other combustible fuels over rail lines. Unfortunately, because Obama killed the Keystone XL Pipeline earlier this year, that is exactly how oil that would have been safely transported will now be carried. Obama supporter and one of the richest men in the world, Warren Buffett, stands to benefit the most from the killing of the pipeline through his company Burlington Northern.