The Patriot Post® · Train Derailment and Oil Transport

A train transporting crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Virginia, this week dumping 50,000 gallons of oil. It’s the latest in a string of similar train wrecks. “This is another national wake-up call,” said Jim Hall, a former NTSB chairman said. “We have these oil trains moving all across the United States through communities and the growth and distribution of this has all occurred, unfortunately, while the federal regulators have been asleep.” We doubt this is a case of too little regulation. What it truly highlights once again is the need for the Keystone pipeline and others like it. Pipelines are far safer than trains for transporting oil, and despite leftists’ political weaponization of conservation, stewardship of the environment is a very conservative thing to do.