Sat04202019

Robins Global News & Noticias



  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Trump Pence News
    Trump Pence News
  • Weather Alerts
    Weather Alerts

RobinsPost News Network

+ Larger Font | + Smaller Font

Consumer Daily Reports

Consumer News: Trump signs order to allow natural gas on freight rail, igniting ‘bomb train’ fears

PhotoPresident Trump is trying to make it even easier on the oil and gas industry to remain the dominant source of energy. He signed executive orders on Wednesday that the oil and gas industry hopes will strip states of their authority to reject oil and gas pipeline projects and expand the transport of fossil fuels by rail.

“When states say ‘no’ to the development of natural gas pipelines, they force utilities to curb safe and affordable service and refuse access to new customers, including new businesses,” said the CEO of the  American Gas Association.

One of the executive orders that Trump signed Wednesday will give the president’s office full authority to approve or deny an international pipeline permit. Trump cited “obstruction” in New York when signing the order.

State leaders in New York recently voted to block a natural gas pipeline project that already received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 2014. Though any order stripping states of regulatory authority is likely to be fought in the courts, Trump says his move will prevent states like New York from “hurting the economy.”

“President Trump’s executive order is a gross overreach of federal authority that undermines New York’s ability to protect our water quality and our environment,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded in a statement.

For years, the  pipeline regulator known as FERC has taken what tribes, states, environmentalist activists, and others describe as a lax approach to pipeline approval, leaving it to states to decide whether to allow a project after a minimal federal safety review. Many states in the South, Midwest, and Northeast have also been welcoming to pipeline projects, though some are starting to change their tune.

In Pennsylvania, state regulators recently decided to stall construction on a massive Energy Transfer Partners project after a series of environmental violations.  

Risk of train explosions

The second executive order that Trump signed allows the industry to transport natural gas by rail car. Currently, only crude oil can be transported by rail domestically or outside U.S. borders.

The oil and gas industry and freight industry says that using trains to transport natural gas is safe and will help consumers in the Northeast get cheaper energy. But after a 4,000 percent increase in shipping crude oil by rail over the past fifteen years, experts have counted an unprecedented amount of explosive train accidents and deadly spills.

The most famous example of a so-called “bomb train” is the runaway train carrying crude oil that killed 40 people in a small town in Quebec in 2013.

“It’s a disaster waiting to happen,” Emily Jeffers, a staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, told Bloomberg News about the plan allowing natural gas on trains.  “You’re transporting an extraordinarily flammable and dangerous substance through highly populated areas with basically no environmental protection.”



Posted: 2019-04-11 15:42:22

Get Full News Story On Consumer Affairs


Listen to this article. Speaker link opens in a new window.
Text To Speech BETA Test Version.


Print Friendly and PDF Share Embed


Related News Stories From The Web And More

Related Bing News

Consumer News: Trump signs order to allow natural gas on freight rail, igniting ‘bomb train’ fears | Consumer Daily Reports | RobinsPost News Network - Newscast

Trump signs order to allow natural gas on freight rail, igniting ‘bomb train’ fears

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:53:00 GMT

President Trump is trying to make it even easier for the oil and gas industry to remain the dominant source of energy. He signed executive orders on Wednesday that the oil and gas industry hopes will ...

Bomb squad is called to post office depot in Ireland

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:15:00 GMT

Gardai police officers and a bomb disposal squad from Ireland's Defence Forces were ... of a suspicious package in the post room at London Waterloo station, the busiest rail hub in the UK. The package ...

London Police Investigating 3 Bomb Threats At Major UK Transportation Hubs

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:55:00 GMT

London's Metropolitan Police Service said that the devices, which were delivered on Monday, "appear[ed] capable of igniting an initially ... to Britain's Office of Rail and Road, approximately ...

Essex and Glasgow universities are evacuated after suspicious packages are found

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 02:46:00 GMT

The bomb squad was also called to Colchester after Essex Police received a call about a suspect package at the university. Police put a cordon in place and cleared out part of the university amid ...

New IRA terror fears after three bombs with ‘love from Ireland’ stamps found at Waterloo, Heathrow and London City Airport

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:50:00 GMT

One of the packages burst into flames when opened at Heathrow and two more had to be made safe by specialist bomb officers. All the bombs were posted in A4-sized postal packages containing yellow ...

Related Bing Web Search

Essex and Glasgow universities are evacuated after ...

(Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:32:00 GMT)

The bomb squad was also called to Colchester after Essex Police received a call about a suspect package at the university. Police put a cordon in place and cleared out part of the university amid ...

Bomb at Waterloo: Warning after devices are found at four ...

(Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:09:00 GMT)

The Justice4Grenfell campaigners have slammed local and national government authorities for failing to take the threat of soil contamination seriously enough in the aftermath of 2017 fire tragedy, writes Yann

'New IRA' fears over London jiffy-bag firebomb plot

(Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:48:00 GMT)

'New IRA' fears over jiffy-bag firebomb plot: Police probe Irish dissident links after explosives in A4 envelopes with 'love Ireland' stamps are sent 'from Dublin' to Heathrow, London City Airport ...

Consumer News

(Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:16:00 GMT)

ConsumerAffairs News: Go to ConsumerAffairs.com for coverage on the latest consumer news, product recalls and more.

Points of Interest - Carbon Co., Utah

(Mon, 15 Apr 2019 02:21:00 GMT)

Winter Quarters - A Lost Treasure by Keri Karpowitz Peak Laureate - Spring Project - 19 May 1998. Located in a narrow remote canyon more than eight thousand feet above sea level and a mile west of Scofield in Utah's Carbon County lies the remains of the once flourishing town of Winter Quarters.

BOMBING OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER 9-11-2001

(Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:50:00 GMT)

Nearly Half of NY Sept. 11 Dead Cannot Be Identified Wed Feb 23, 2005 By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York authorities have ended efforts to identify victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, leaving the remains of nearly half the 2,749 people killed in the World Trade Center unidentified, the city's medical examiner said on Wednesday.

Orbital Planetary Attack - Atomic Rockets

(Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:27:00 GMT)

A consideration for this: If warfare is about causing the maximum destruction, these space siege scenarios make sense. If warfare is about achieving political objectives by other means, you need to either leave someone to negotiate the surrender with, or leave something worth occupying.

Timeline of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster - Wikipedia

(Sat, 13 Apr 2019 21:15:00 GMT)

Fukushima Dai-ichi (dai-ichi means "#1"), is a multi-reactor nuclear power site in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred after a 9.0 magnitude Tōhoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11 March 2011, only 14 days before the reactor was to be shut down. This offshore earthquake, near the island of Honshu, produced a large tsunami in Japan, and a ...

History of the United States - Wikipedia

(Sun, 14 Apr 2019 18:50:00 GMT)

The history of the United States, a country in North America began with the settlement of Indigenous people before 15,000 BC. Numerous cultures formed. The arrival of Christopher Columbus in the year of 1492 started the European colonization of the Americas.Most colonies formed after 1600. By the 1760s, thirteen British colonies contained 2.5 million people along the Atlantic coast east of the ...

Siener van Rensburgh -words of a prophet | www.boers.co.za

(Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:13:00 GMT)

Foreword by the English Translators It has been a privilege to translate this very important book; a book with a clear message from a prophet of the Almighty God to his people, not only present in the Southern point of Africa, but also to the Western World.

Related News Story Videos From Youtube

North Dakota train crash causes huge firebomb


Related Videos On: North Dakota train crash causes huge firebomb


'The 15:17 Train to Paris' Cast on Who They Would've Chosen to Play Themselves


Related Videos On: 'The 15:17 Train to Paris' Cast on Who They Would've Chosen to Play Themselves


Swiss train attack: Knifeman attacks passengers, ignites flammable liquid, wounds 6


Related Videos On: Swiss train attack: Knifeman attacks passengers, ignites flammable liquid, wounds 6


Trouble (UnstoppableLuck's Theme)


Related Videos On: Trouble (UnstoppableLuck's Theme)


♫ You Knew I Was Trouble When I Logged In ♫ - Minecraft Trolling Song


Related Videos On: ♫ You Knew I Was Trouble When I Logged In ♫ - Minecraft Trolling Song






Blow Us A Whistle

Comments (Whistles) Designed By Disqus




Company Information

Official Content Providers











PRIVACY POLICY

We recommend Firefox 3 (and above), Edge, and Chrome for dynamic performance.
© 2008-2019 RobinsPost (The Bird's Eye View Company) All rights are reserved.
RobinsPost provides links to news sites based on their RSS feeds.
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by news sources.
News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources:
Bing News, Google News, NewsApi.org and YouTube Search Results.
ROBINSPOST Is Proudly Made In America.
Where Quality, Safety and Service Comes First.