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Editorial: Get dangerous tanker cars off the tracks

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Those long freight trains that can be seen lumbering along Capital Region tracks, many of them carrying oil to the Port of Albany, are good for the economy. They can also be, if they derail like the one in Quebec earlier this month, a disaster. Safety procedures must be strictly followed to keep these trains on the tracks, and they apparently were not followed in Quebec. But more must also be done to keep their ...

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July 24, 2013
4:12 p.m.

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The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Yes, this was a BIG tragedy, as is each derailment. But how many fuel-trucks being hauled on highways each year do you think are involved in crashes, spills and/or explosions? How many more are acceptable if the fuel is not going by rail?

July 25, 2013
7:40 a.m.

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I wonder if Schumer is in favor of the XL Keystone pipeline? Crickets. We have 2.3 million miles of pipeline coursing through America; safely transporting hydrocarbons and yet, we can't get that pipeline built. As it stands now, the oil is being transported by train. Schumer offers the only solution he ever considers: bigger government with more restrictions on private business and individuals. Schumer is a mastermind. He knows all. As a matter of fact, Schumer's irresponsible pronouncements about IndyMac Bank began a run on the bank that led to its eventual closure. I don't trust Chuck Schumer. He's the classic syrupy, contrarian-politician whose softly spoken words belie his sinister motives. If Chuck Schumer is for something, there's trouble brewing.