This is what happens when your idea of best sustainable practices involves blocking a secure pipeline and instead relying on Warren Buffett to transport your oil.
A mile-long train hauling oil from Canada derailed, spilling 30,000 gallons of crude in western Minnesota on Wednesday, as debate rages over the environmental risks of transporting tar sands across the border. …
There has been a rapid increase in rail transport of crude in the last three years as booming North American oil production has outgrown existing pipeline capacity.
“Railroads travel through population centers. The safest form of transport for this type of product is a pipeline.”
But Warren Buffett has a piece of the rail business, but doesn’t have a piece of the pipeline. And he has a very big piece of Obama Inc.
So Western Minnesota gets a 30,000 gallon oil spill and Obama Inc. supporters get to parade around with signs and giant puppets warning about the dangerous of fracking pipelines and polar-bear killing oil.
Of course we could have avoided this if Obama had cracked down as hard on oil as he did on coal, forcing us to depend entirely on clean green wind and solar.
And then our senior citizens could be freezing to death the way they are in Europe, where wind and solar are synonyms for energy poverty.