2 fiery train wrecks in 3 days demonstrate the need for Keystone XL

President Obama’s obstruction of the Keystone XL Pipeline is taking a toll on people who live within a mile or two of rail lines. Twice in the last three days trains carrying crude oil from areas that Keystone would safely serve have exploded in fireballs, forcing evacuations, polluting waters, burning houses, and terrorizing residents. Reuters reports: A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. One or two of the cars plunged into the Kanawha River, said Robert Jelacic of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. CSX said the train was hauling 109 cars from North Dakota to the coastal town of Yorktown, Virginia, where midstream firm Plains All American Pipelines runs an oil depot. It said one person was being treated for potential inhalation of...(Read Full Post)