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Wow, Melvin, you’re a moron. You make it sound like LaCrosse is the most densely populated city that BNSF runs through. You do realize those oil trains come from the Twin Cities and go through Chicago, right? The Canadian train that exploded was indeed an unattended train that had some sort of malfunction in the cab and after emergency personnel responded the train rolled free down a steep grade, derailing it. There are now new rules in place for leaving and oil train unattended here in the U.S. New tank cars are on their way, it takes time people. I can’t believe the amount of B.S. some of you people spew. Just like the BNSF rep stated, just because they add a second main for the remaining 4 miles through town (thats right, it’s already double main for 4 miles before the single track) the amount of trains aren’t going to double. There is no mode of transportation that is 100% safe. How many semis would it take to haul one tanker of oil? Two to four?… times 100 cars per train…would you rather have that many more trucks on the road hauling this hyper volatile super oil through town? Should there be safer tank cars? You bet. Should BNSF help train fire depts? You bet. Maybe LaCrosse should focus its energy on cleaning up its drug problem than trying to stop the inevitable.

For 2 friggen %; people have died, and all of the people in charge were/are willing to let more people die. I’ve heard no one of authority in this NDGOP controlled State say anything to the contrary…and I’ve badgered each and every one of them.

"In North Dakota‘s Bakken Shale oil field, nobody installed the necessary equipment. The result is that the second-fastest growing source of crude in the U.S. is producing oil that pipelines often would reject as too dangerous to transport."–WSJ

"This is what I would say about removing the volatility, IF THERE IS A SCIENTIFIC WAY TO DO THAT." –Congressman Kevin Cramer, in a July 1 online Town Hall, questioning whether it is possible to remove the explosive chemicals from Bakken crude…something oil producers have been doing for nearly a century. Cramer was on the ND PSC less than two years ago. kevin@kevincramer.org

"(Jack) Dalrymple said there were not enough facilities in place in North Dakota to make that a viable option." Our Governor, on deploying stabilizers to remove flammable natural gas liquids (NGLs) from Bakken crude before it is loaded onto rail cars, evidently speaking on behalf of the ND Petroleum Council. June 24 (Reuters)

"I would expect that anyone living by the railroad tracks know the dangers if they don’t they should educate themselves on the facts of these dangers. They can contact the BNSF people to get this information. It has to be listed on what travels through their area. We are not at the mercy of the ND petroleum council or the NDGOP." –ND State Senator Oley Larsen, via email June 5

(Lynn) Helms said some also are trying to raise fears about moving Bakken crude by rail, after a train carrying it derailed and exploded in the Canadian province of Quebec in July, killing 47 people. He said there’s a plan to develop a white paper through the Pipeline Authority (Directed by Justin Kringstad) that will analyze Bakken crude and try “to dispel this myth that it is somehow an explosive really dangerous thing to have traveling up and down your rail lines.” December 13, 2013 (Forum News Service)

Helms is the Director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, and is an unelected employee of the Industrial Commission…Dalrymple, Goehring, and Stenehjem. Seven weeks previous, there were 300 foot fireballs in Alabama, from a Bakken Oil Train Derailment, and two weeks later, Casselton. No white paper has been seen, and Helms still works there.

Who doesn’t have friends or family that live, work, eat, shop…within 6-8 blocks of the railroad, somewhere in the country, where the Bakken oil trains travel? You don’t really expect sociopathic corporations to care; but the people we elect to serve and protect us, can’t get away with this callous disregard of lives.

Governor Jack Dalrymple Chief of Staff Ron Rauschenberger rrausche@nd.gov Senior Policy Advisors Kayla Effertz kmeffertz@nd.gov Jody Link jlink@nd.gov Tami Ternes tlternes@nd.gov Andrea Travnicek atravnicek@nd.gov Jerod Tufte jetufte@nd.gov Jeff Zent jlzent@nd.gov