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Being crude in Albany

Being crude in Albany

There are many things one has to be concerned with proposals to increase crude oil transport in Albany.

Spraying Toxic Coal Ash Is A Cheap And Popular Way To De-Ice Roads

Spraying Toxic Coal Ash Is A Cheap And Popular Way To De-Ice Roads

I love people’s shock that they use cinders on the roads for deicing. They’ve used them at least since the early-1800s, just like they’ve used salt brine from natural gas wells for hundred years. But people who ride so high on their horses, can’t see the road from their vantage point.

Crude oil tank cars derail near Albany

Crude oil tank cars derail near Albany

Darn…. And the press release I wrote on Friday afternoon said there had been only “three” near misses with crude trains in NY State in past year. Now it’s four.