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Is there a safe way to transport fossil fuels?

Bakken Rail Cars

With an explosive investigation into the failures of the government agency responsible for ensuring pipeline safety by Politico and the growing list of pipeline accidents and spills (already 9 in the US this year alone), people are questioning not only the consequences to environmental health but also the risks to people and communities of new construction projects.

One popular alternative, and Warren Buffett investment strategy, is to ship oil and gas above ground, using America’s storied railways. However, the shift to rail transport is not making the transport of fossil fuels safer, as the Washington Post reported in February. Continue reading Is there a safe way to transport fossil fuels?