Major Train Derailment


Railroads and the fossil fuels they carry are a danger to human being everywhere.


If they would allow more pipelines the railroads wouldn’t have as much of the market.

Energy supplies are going to be moved, one way or another.

In general, the information we’ve reviewed leads us to the following conclusions:
  • Pipelines spill more, both based on sheer volume, and on a per-ton-mile or per-barrel-mile basis.
  • Rail transport accidents cause more injuries to humans on a per-barrel-mile or per-ton-mile basis.
  • The probability of a spill from Rail is greater on a per-barrel-mile or per-ton-mile basis, though the majority of spills tend to be quite small in volume.

Rail vs. Pipelines - Pipeline Safety Trust.

Fossil fuels are dying - so why do we need more pipelines and railroads for moving them?

Renewable electricity is growing - so we need more the grid for moving it!

SALOME, Ariz.—While a power line in a remote corner of the desert Southwest might seem like an unusual attraction for national leaders, the completion of a new high-voltage transmission line that will enhance the electric grid in Arizona and California drew both Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, and Tracy Stone-Manning, director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the celebration Thursday, in western Arizona.

But with the U.S. transition from fossil fuel-generated electricity to renewable sources of energy dependent on growing the nation’s grid, and the installation of new transmission lines often stalled by the wide range of land owners and stakeholders the infrastructure must cross, every new power line is seen as a big step in confronting climate change.

A new rule to speed transmission projects announced by the Biden administration on the same day as the celebration of the power line in Arizona highlights the urgency of every new electricity distribution project.

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Because they are needed (even if you disapprove).



Note that railroads have designated routes for hazardous materials. That is intended to keep them out of populated areas.

People who live near railroads should be aware of the hazards. This is not unlike a decision to live on the seashore. Yes, its scenic but the storms can be violent.

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He is not disapproving. He has no official power to disapprove.

He is stating facts even if you won’t listen.

Whether I (or you) listen or not, the products are still needed.


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We are pro rails because there is less leakage into the ground. We are anti fossil fuels because it is a horrendous mess.

Maybe in Fantasyland. Not here

In the US fossil fuel use is down, but only because coal has collapsed. Use of petroleum and natural gas has increased over the past 20 years, and continues to edge upwards even as renewables and other sources come on line. That’s why “pipelines”.

2000: 24.1% + 38.7% = 62.8%
2020: 30.7% + 36.4% = 67.1%
(Natural gas + oil in quadrillion btu in the US)

2000: 24,000
2010: 31,500
2021: 40,300 TWh

2000: 43,000
2010: 48,000
2021: 51,000 TWh