Moving oil by rail is 4.5 times more likely to result in an incident or accident than moving that same oil by pipeline.
Pipelines are safer than rail and trucks when it comes to transporting oil.
On Wednesday, TransCanada, the company that would have built and operated the Keystone XL pipeline, launched two lawsuits over President Obama’s rejection of the pipeline.
The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. State Department to suspend its permit application.
If safety is really the number one concern, then the best option is to just build pipelines rather than tinker with regulations governing the oil by rail industry.
The Council managed to cobble together a very scary scenario. However, in doing so, they committed errors of omission and commission that render their report essentially meaningless.
Four recent oil-train derailments—two in the United States and two in Canada accompanied by yet another drive-by rhetorical smear of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama—have re-invigorated the debate over how Canadians and Americans transport oil.