Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Transportation Efficiency v. Safety: The Debate on Oil Transportation Continues

The transportation of oil, gas, and other hydrocarbons certainly has sparked debate.  All methods have its own sets of benefits and safety issues and concerns.  Arkansans are certainly familiar with the Mayflower pipeline break and spill that occurred earlier this year. Alabama citizens now are watching the last of the flames from a oil rail line accident and spill.  Efficiency, safety, and cost certainly play into the debate in some way.  

I would be interested in hearing reader opinions on the hotly contested issue related to the transportation of oil and this article on rail transportation and the recent derailment in Alabama will set the stage.  Is pipeline transportation safe, or just relatively safe compared to the alternatives?  

C. Michael Daily is an attorney with the long-established law firm of Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C.  Mr. Daily can be contacted by telephone at 479-242-3953, by email at mdaily@dailywoods.com, or by regular post at 58 South 6th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902.  You can follow Mr. Daily via social network using any of the social network links in the right hand column of the page.  Disclaimer:  This blog is for informational purposes, is certainly not to be considered legal advice and is absolutely not a substitute for any of the benefits that are associated with the attorney-client relationship.