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    I live in Albany NY.  We have a sleepy little port here. Never saw any big ships at the docks.  Never heard of any plans to start using the port to ship Bakken Crude via tankers on the Hudson.  The oil is brought in by train.  Seems like a pretty big deal in a little city. Of course, we finally did hear about it when the first tanker to leave the port ran aground.

    "A double-hulled oil tanker carrying nearly 12 million gallons of North Dakota crude oil — the first such shipment from the Port of the Albany — was damaged Thursday morning on the Hudson River near Henry Hudson Park in Bethlehem. Reports as to how and why the vessel began taking on water were conflicting."
    They will find a way to extract and move every last bit of the stuff in the ground.  And now we hear a lot more train whistles.  And I actually had to stop at the local tracks and wait for a train to pass. First time in ten years.  It was all shiny new tanker cars filled with North Dakota oil.  

    "I'll hold my nose and vote but I won't hold my nose and canvass or call or donate." Some Dkos Comment

    by onemadson on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 01:01:09 PM PST

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