Keystone protesters are very sure they don’t want a pipeline. Is this what they want to replace it with? Embrace it, baby.
“The derailment occurred Wednesday in downtown Lynchburg [VA] causing a large and intense fire, but no injuries. City officials estimate that about 50,000 gallons of oil were missing from the tankers but were unsure how much had burned up and how much had spilled into the water.” (Link: http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2014/05/tankers_carrying_oil_derail_ca.html#incart_river_default)
No technology is 100% free of risk, but the amount of hysteria generated about this TransCanada pipeline project is just ludicrous. Pipelines, not barges and railroad tank cars, are the best way to move around large volumes of oil.