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Re: “Oil transport by rail carries risks in Arkansas

I noticed lots of trains transporting oil through Little Rock and NLR lately. It makes me feel uneasy. And of course we all depend on lots of oil. But I do worry that the regulations are all pro business. Yes, the cost to step up safety are really high and it would be bad for business.
But it is not a free marked if safety is not paid for. If something happens the company just goes bankrupt like at the chemical spill in West Virginia. And we all pay the bill. To turn a blind eye on safety is a big subsidy for oil and prices alternative energy out of the market. ...oh yes and it's dangerous.
It looks like the AAR and the NTSB know what they are talking about. But the industry is lobbying against the costs. Tackling the issue ASAP and giving the industry time to implement higher safety standards, sounds like the way to go to me.

Posted by Carsten Platz on 02/16/2014 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Clarksville schools armed for the new year UPDATE

Congrat Arkansas Times!
This article was cited in the biggest German online news page SPIEGEL ONLINE.

http://www.spiegel.de/schulspiegel/bewaffn…

Posted by Carsten Platz on 07/31/2013 at 6:17 PM

 

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