PBS/Riverkeeper Pressure Philly re Oil Trains During Papal Visit

Anti-fossil fuelers, including anti-fossil fuel reporters, will go to any lengths to try and impugn fossil fuels and implant the concept in the public consciousness that hauling crude oil on a train is the equivalent of an atom bomb rumbling down the tracks–just waiting to go off. The creative “reporters” in Philadelphia, including PBS StateImpact reporters, yesterday did their best to take another swipe at Bakken crude oil trains that pass through Philadelphia on their way to a Philly refinery. Here’s their latest attempt at smearing fossil fuels: There is an upcoming visit from Pope Francis to Philadelphia in late September. A huge “festival of families” will be held on Saturday night in Philly with hundreds of thousands of people, and on Sunday, the Pope will hold a public mass expected to attract more than a million people. So the “reporters” want to know–will the oil trains stop running while the Pope is in town because, you know, if an Arab terrorist blows one up (wink wink nod nod, pay attention you terrorist nutjobs) it would forever stain Philly’s reputation, and oh, it might kill some people too…

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