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Published on June 15th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Rapid Rail Plans for the US, & Why Big Oil Has to Spread Rail Propaganda

June 15th, 2012 by  


 
This is a great in-depth look at 4 rapid rail plans for 5 lines in the US, as well as a nice intro on why Big Oil is so threatened by 21st-century rail and works so hard to spread anti-rail propaganda. Check it out:



Express high-speed rail is sexy (via Red Green & Blue)

By Bruce McF Indeed, high-speed rail is sexy enough that when Big Oil propagandizes against it, they have to paint it as too expensive or something that America is too incompetent to handle, since the idea of sitting in an actually comfortable rail seat, watching a movie on a laptop or snacking on…



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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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