Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Remember Those "Bomb Trains"?

This is what happened in Virginia today. Here's the BBC report: "Derailed US train bursts into flames in Lynchburg."

An NBC News video can be viewed here.

These same trains, carrying volatile Bakken crude oil, travel down the west side of the Hudson River every day.

Thanks to Justin Goldman for bringing this to our attention


  1. "... three or four of the cars are leaking, some of them into the [James River]."

  2. Because this issue is intimately connected with the fracking debate, the nuanced argument made by Michael Bloomberg and Fred Krupp (Environmental Defense Fund) in yesterday's NY Times is essential reading: