Based on your comments you appear to support the Railroad's plans... but do you care at all about public safety? Answer this, has the State Fire Marshall approved the Railroad's safety plan. If not, the RR should cease any construction.
Also please knock off the remarks about any resident or official who is questioning the RR's rights to put an extremely dangerous facility in close proximity to houses, schools or water supplies is anti-business. We all support many things such as our family, our friends, our sports teams... but we can criticize and yes, stop them from doing something... but still support them. Many people here have been very forthright stating they are big supporters of the railroad industry but think this was a wrong move.
Give people a little more credit. View Comment
If anyone cares... the Westboro situation is different. The railroad (CSX) worked with the town and DID NOT CLAIM PREEMPTION. So, they worked with the Planning Board, the Building Inspector, the Zoning Board... and every other Town authority. CSX told the town well in advance of what they wanted to do and they had to apply for every permit. That's how a good business partnership works.
And according to this link, propane gas isn't even mentioned although I'm sure it is included as a commodity...
"The facility receives bulk shipments of commodities, such as, corn syrup, plastic pellets and industrial commodities by rail and transfers them to trucks for delivery to businesses in the commonwealth and New England that do not have a direct rail connection. It is twice as large as its previous Boston facility and is located on the existing footprint of a former automotive terminal owned by CSX. The $20-million investment in Westborough created approximately 106 construction jobs, with plans for eight full-time permanent positions to remain in the yard."
http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/csx-opens-new-transflo-facility-in-westborough.html View Comment
She's a fraud! I, for one, is glad she's being called out. should we just ignore the fact that she claims to be an American Indian and used that to get a very lucrative job? Should we???? NO......
And she IS a professor....what the heck is wrong with addressing her as one.
I wish she would address him as Senator!! He earned that title!! View Comment