[QUOTE=water;158507]A strong ally for such a project would be the ag industry. They are squealing like a stuck pig because they can’t move product, and it is costing them millions of dollars. All that grain has been slow moving because the trains are all tied up hauling oil.[/QUOTE]
The ag industry already gets enough of my tax dollars with subsidies, the food stamp (SNAP) program, ethanol, etc. Meanwhile, small family farms struggle and farmers all over the world suffer under the weight of US exported, dumped crops.
I don’t have a lot of sympathy for big ag.
On the question of moving Bakken crude, I also considered moving via the Lakes…however, crazier winters seem to be icing up the Lakes for longer periods plus yes, the environmental concerns are a real, legit deal. Bakken crude is very volatile…not sure it’s such a great idea taking it across the Lakes. But then again, the bomb trains sure aren’t any fun either.
No easy solution there.