Letters to the Editor

June 10, 2014

BNSF solution obvious

Re "Fight over crude-oil transports through California intensifies" (Page A1, June 10): It should have been obvious to anyone interested that crude oil shipments via rail have been rising steadily over the last year. We don't have to wait for BNSF to tell us what and when they're shipping through our towns. All we have to do is stand at the rail crossing on First Street to see a line of tank cars running the full length of downtown Lincoln.

I have on occasion counted at least 30 black tank cars in a row moving from one end of town to the other. The obvious giveaway here is the hazardous materials placard affixed to all the cars. It's a red placard with the number 1267 printed on it. That's the placard for crude oil.

You only have to watch the rail lines for a few days to get a true picture of what is going on.

-- Paul Mac Garvey, Lincoln

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