Skip to comments.Cuomo seeks immediate action on oil-train safety issues [Warren Buffett shakedown]
Posted on 05/01/2014 7:00:13 AM PDT by Fitzy_888
WASHINGTON New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the White House Wednesday to give "immediate attention'' to safety issues involving the increased use of freight trains to transport crude oil.
He made his comments just hours before the latest derailment in Lynchburg, Va.
Cuomo later said the accident and other recent derailments are "a startling pattern that underscores the need for action."
"In addition to steps that states like New York are taking, the federal government must overhaul the safety regulations, starting with taking DOT-111 trains off the rails now," he said in a statement. "These trains travel through populated communities in upstate New York and we cannot wait for a tragic disaster in our state to act."
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It seems Warren Buffett isn't "spreading the wealth around" enough. Not enough for Andrew Cuomo in an election year, that's for sure. Hence Cuomo is nationalizing this issue.
This is a quintessential sleazy New York political shakedown.
Duh..Tell your boss to build the pipeline.
Second that. Every pipeline that is built, is one less potential for a derailment and vast water/ground “pollution” with various forms of petroleum, either as crude or refined product.
Pipelines should be crisscrossing this country everywhere, including into the far northeast of the US, with emphasis on natural gas pipelines. Natural gas should be available at every residential and industrial development across the US, if only to provide a back-up in the event the electric grid fails. Natural-gas generators can provide on-the-spot power generation at very short notice.
Buffett apparently is a good target.
One day (Heaven forbid) an oil carrying train will derail in the wrong place and the resulting disaster will count the dead and injured in the hundreds.
The following day, the media NOT demand to know why the vastly safer pipeline was either built or at least begun.
They also may or may not fully cover the disaster.
When the pipeline is finally begun, the ENVIRONMENTAL radicals will lie in its path to prevent the desecration of the pristine countryside.
All refineries receive oil via pipelines directly. They also may have docks, train and truck unloading facilities, but all refineries are built with pipeline connections.
Another rocket scientist democrat with an intuitive grasp of the obvious.
Earth To The Son Of The Most Pious:”The ANSWER Is MORE PIPELINES”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I should not have said all refineries, but nearly all. Short pipelines are used to transfer from some refineries to docks, or even in-plant pipes.
Unless the Keystone XL pipeline is built, the railcars will keep moving crude, that is until the Canadians build the pipeline to BC, and cut off all shipments to the US. The chicoms have plenty of dollars that spend just as well as ours, and are much easier to do business with.
And then it will be blamed on...Bush.
In some ways Cuomo's an affirmative action baby.... His college filled the bottom half up with people who couldn't compete easily with the ‘rich kids who had it all handed to them’ so he grew up thinking he was special. Without affirmative action Cuomo would have been closer to the bottom... along with John Kerry and other ‘more money than brains’ types.