Concerned about current oil trains


In spite of the statement that the concerned deliberative are allegedly still in the discussion stages regarding the safety and environmental factors of allowing large-scale petroleum and coal trains to go through Whatcom County on BNSF tracks, we now get the unsettling news that approximately nine trains per week are already shipping Bakken crude in the same type of cars that have caused the earlier disasters (without any additional improvements to ensure safety).

Seems to me that what I believe to be the oily black camel nose of the petroleum industry has already succeeded in getting its nose under Whatcom County's tent regardless of the wishes of the citizens.

Phil Kelly


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