Posts tagged ‘Oil Train’

June 7, 2014

Oh, the Irony

by lewwaters

I watched the recent elongated Vancouver City Council meeting where the main subject was the resolutions against the Tesoro/Savage Oil Terminal at our Port. Around 10:30 or so, the following public service announcement floored me, considering that hundreds of people that literally hate fossil fuel, or so they claim, showed up to express their opposition.

Ironic? Or just every day, common hypocrites?

They have jobs so they can buy gasoline to drive down to a meeting to protest and oppose you having a job as part of the chain providing that gasoline they buy.

“CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition.”

January 1, 2014

Train Derailment and Knee-Jerk Responses

by lewwaters

Oil Train FireIn spite of the cries over extended unemployment benefits being ended in Clark County, indicating the job situation might not be near as rosy as we are led to believe, there are those who would still hype the recent train derailment in North Dakota to use against job creation at the Port.

Let there be no mistake, I do not make light of the accident and in spite of the dangers such a derailment and fire posed for the small town of Casselton, seeing the towns people evacuated and subsequently returning in a short period, the lack of injury is noticeable.

As we saw in Canada, it could have been much worse.

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