July 30, 2016

Liberals phase out Lac Megantic style rail tankers (instead of building more oil pipelines)

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Yesterday, the Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that DOT-111 railway cars were being phased out six months ahead of schedule. These are the same rail tankers that were involved in the Lac Megantic disaster that took 47 lives, and have been involved in other crashes in the United States and Canada.

Garneau is quoted as saying:

“By removing the least crash resistant tank cars in service, we continue to modernize how dangerous goods are shipped in Canada and further protect Canadians and their families who live near Canada's rail network."

You know what would really further protect Canadians and their families from disasters like Lac Megantic? Building pipelines.

Since 2012, more and more oil has been transported by rail because we don’t have the pipeline capacity to transport the resource.

With more pipelines being stalled, more oil will be transported by rail tanker, which means there will be a higher risk of explosion, which in the Liberals own words will mean less protection for Canadians and families living near rail networks.

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commented 2016-08-01 12:59:59 -0400
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commented 2016-08-01 02:28:50 -0400
Hi Holly. I don’t know if you have been following what is happening here in Manitoba and the rail line that goes up to Churchil. Omni, which owns the tracks and the shipping dock, has decided to stop shipping grain via the Churchil port. In addition, they are also reducing the amount of goods that are tracked up to Northern Manitoba, some of which gets shipped off to Nunavut. It turns out that the old NDP government were secretly subsidizing Omni for years, to maintain rail service to the north. Now that the conservatives are in power, they have decided that they are not going to get blackmailed by an American rail company.

Holly, I would love to see you do a video on how this reduction of rail service to the north impacts the delivery of oil and gas to the remote northern communities. Please and thank you!
commented 2016-07-31 17:11:00 -0400
It is simplistic to call the DOT111 phase-out a Conservative initiative because for obvious reasons Canadian and US rail equipment regulations must be identical. (For the same reasion that Canadian railroads still use miles and mph, not metric) The changes were decided by bureaucrats and they would have been rubber-stamped by any government that was in power at the time the agreement was reached.
commented 2016-07-31 16:35:37 -0400
The Conservatives where phasing out those Tankers already. And so be it. its always good to have better equipment when its already the right thing and its just the Old ones we need to get rid of. But the Liberals are not doing something amazing. its just what was being done already.

As for these cars. I see no reason whey they don’t load them on container ships and avoid unloading them. Seems to me it would work just fine. And while new pipe lines will take a while why not ramp up the use of these tankers. A national strategy would be to build a few thousand more, maybe provide an interest free loan to the people building them to get on with it.
commented 2016-07-31 16:35:02 -0400
Gotta love how the socialists throw it into the faces of Conservatives that Harper wasn’t able to get the pipelines built while thry simultaneously accuse Harper if his dictatorship approach and his bullying of the NEB. In my view, as far as pipelines go,
Harper’s greatest error was not using the Federal powers held by the Federal Gov’t. and ordering the damn things built. Harper actually spent too much time appeasing too many critics along the way. And in the end the Liberals painted him as a dictator anyway, which many sheeple bought into.
commented 2016-07-31 13:29:27 -0400
“True enough – because rail petro transport was being phased out and pipeline transport elevated. "

A tad presumptuous to “phase out” a certain fleet of rail cars in the name of “elevating” pipeline transport, considering that the Conservatives failed to approve the same pipelines the LIberals are accused of blocking. Keystone is going nowhere, Energy East, same. Northern Gateway, same. The Transmountain pipeline expansion was actually approved under the Liberals, and singlehandedly does more to end “oil by rail” than anything done by the Harper government in its majority era.
commented 2016-07-31 12:14:37 -0400
Andrew Stephenson commented -"DOT111 phaseout was a Conservative initiative. "

True enough – because rail petro transport was being phased out and pipeline transport elevated.

But with pipe line transport permanently encumbered by Liberal governments in favor of their pal Warren Buffet’s rail monopoly, the danger of spill escalates – and that works for the Libranos too, because when the inevitable happens due to weak safety tech in rail oil logistics, the Libs will mobilize their enviro-fascist shock troops and use this manufactured"popular opinion" as justification to further restrict transport of western oil – thus further strangling Alberta economics and giving their heating fuel retail monopolist pals in eastern Canada a plumb as they escalate prices due to this contrived “shortage”.
commented 2016-07-31 12:06:16 -0400
20 BILLION in private sector money for pipelines being ignored by Trudough and the insane left in Canada. How many 10s of thousands of good paying jobs, many Union?
The economic spin-offs would be enormous . . . but the Green Insanity persists.
And the bonus . . . we would get Market Price for our oil . . . instead of giving it away at a steep discount as we do today. Billions more into the coffers of Govt and Citizens.
But Hey . . . . clueless Justin Butts figures he can just Borrow the Money from our Children and Grand-children . . . just like his useless ole marxist father !
commented 2016-07-31 11:17:20 -0400
Keith Barnes commented 20 hours ago
Proof positive, Liberalism is a mental disorder.

DOT111 phaseout was a Conservative initiative.
commented 2016-07-31 11:16:05 -0400
The residents of North Battleford disagree.
commented 2016-07-30 23:14:09 -0400
As an employee, I know that if I said and did the things the liberals and ndp have done, my ass would have been canned quickly just so I couldn’t inflict any more damage than I’d already done.
As OUR employees, the liberals and ndp should be tossed now because they’re doing nothing for the people of Alberta, or Canada for that matter, and causing massive damage in the process.
commented 2016-07-30 21:00:06 -0400
Do Liberals know how to tie their shoes? Really starting to wonder, since basic logic escapes them.
commented 2016-07-30 20:53:36 -0400
Only Alberta oils is bad … real evil. Must stop all oil from Alberta only. Yup! It is the only bad oil on the planet. Just ask any envirowhacko!
commented 2016-07-30 20:52:12 -0400
Oh, and the oil from the OPEC nations does not create CO2 when burned.
commented 2016-07-30 20:50:40 -0400
“But, we don’t need to ever fear an oil tanker breakup on the east coast!”

Of course not, Robert. Only those on the West coast are prone to breaking up. The oil tankers from the OPEC nations are made of unbreakable undentable steel. All good envirowhackos know that!
commented 2016-07-30 18:03:07 -0400
This is a necessary step that will result in much safe transportation of hazardous goods. Even if all the pipe lines we want are built the rail transportation capacity will still be required. The funniest part or this is that the only smart thing the liberals do are carrying on conservative decisions!
commented 2016-07-30 17:20:20 -0400
But, we don’t need to ever fear an oil tanker breakup on the east coast!
commented 2016-07-30 16:59:46 -0400
Don’t look for logic in what the Liberals do – they are globalists and serve globalist clients, like Soros, Buffet, Koch and Rockefeller, who all have competitive oil interests – they want their competition shut down and Trudeau wants Alberta and western oil wealth destroyed – it’s a marriage made in hell.

Trudeau acts as if Alberta is another enemy country, they may as well make it official , separate and sink trade deals with president Trump.
commented 2016-07-30 16:51:43 -0400
Typical Marxist logic – focus on one benign element of a situation, demonize it, destroy it, have the complicit MSM herald you as a hero and saviour. By engaging in this methodology of theatrics and rhetoric, it fills the news channels, distracts and consumes the people with drama and falsity, and they never have to deal with the real issues. Example: case in point: blame it on the rail tanker cars to cover their real target – choking off the Canadian oil industry. It’s all part of the Master Plan of lies, deceit, treason, willful contempt and genocide of Freedom, Liberty, Sovereignty, Prosperity and Self-determination.

The road to the New World Order of Global control and communism is paved with overtly narcissistic “Malignant Messianic Megalomaniacs”, “Straw Man Fallacies”, “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothes”, “Apologists”, “Do-Gooders”, “SJW’s”, a non-vigilant populace, and a complicit, bought and paid for, sycophant MSM.
commented 2016-07-30 16:22:30 -0400
I am NOT a Lieberal but this is a good thing. Rail transport safety.
My hunch is there won’t be oil to tide water anytime soon. May as well at least have safe tanker cars. Invest in shares of Rail Companies.
Husky’s handling of the Saskatchewan spill has given the anti-pipeline crowd a soap box to rally on. Which feeds totally in to Trudope and Nutley’s long term wishes. That is; no pipelines. His sheeple will be thrilled.
commented 2016-07-30 15:21:08 -0400

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commented 2016-07-30 15:11:27 -0400
Proof positive, Liberalism is a mental disorder.