What worries the city’s fire chief is an industry trend of stringing 60 to 80 oil tankers cars on one train, compared to just two or three in earlier decades.
Reps. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, met at the Wood River Refinery Friday and Davis called on President Obama to sign the permit for the project.
Hundreds of gallons of oil have spilled into the Mississippi River after a barge accident early Friday morning near Alton.
State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible, claiming it could be a “gold rush” for Illinois.
“We’ll peak somewhere between now and let’s say Cinco de Mayo,” Tom Kloza, of the Oil Price Information Service said.
David Friedman from the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists joined the show to discuss their plan to cut oil dependency in half.
Oil began flowing again Monday afternoon. Company spokesman Shawn Howard says the system will be operated at a slightly reduced pressure.
The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.
Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?
Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.