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Learning 'Inside the Blast Zone': Oil Trains Put Millions of Children at Risk
"Railroad disasters shouldn’t be one of the 'three Rs' on the minds of school kids and their parents."
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Two Years After Oil Train Disaster, Profound Scars Remain in Lac-Mégantic
Activists prepare for demonstrations across Canada and US this week to 'Stop Oil Trains'
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Oil Trains Too Fast, New Safety Rules Too Slow
In the first three months of 2015 four oil train accidents sent emergency responders scrambling, crude oil spilling into drinking water supplies, and fireballs blasting into the sky. The string of accidents in February and March demonstrate the severe threat from Bakken crude and Alberta tar sands...
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Make the Polluters Pay! Ellison and Sanders Call on Congress to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Legislation introduced in both houses would end the billions in subsidies and tax loopholes enjoyed by fossil fuel industry
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Thousands in Montreal Unite Against Austerity and Petro-Economy
Called by the Comité Printemps 2015 (Spring 2015 Committee), the "Popular Protest Against Austerity and the Petro-Economy" in Montreal on Saturday, March 21, was the spring's first major demonstration in what many hope will be a heated season . Despite persistent wet snow and a low grey sky, the...
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$200 Million Settlement Just 'A First Step' Towards Justice for Lac-Megantic Disaster Victims
'This is a good first step towards bringing some justice to our clients for what happened, but it’s a first step,' said lawyer for impacted families
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Public Tax Dollars Financing Oil-By-Rail Expansion
Reuters exposes '10 federal and state grants either approved or pending approval, totaling $84.2 million, that helped boost the number of rail cars carrying crude oil across the nation'
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Alberta's Tar Sands Lobbyist: We're Just One 'Devastating Lac-Mégantic Experience' Away from Keystone Approval
New envoy to Washington hopes to convince Obama it's "in the best interest of America to approve Keystone"
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Corporate Profits Trumped Public Safety in Lac Mégantic
Critics of oil and rail industry say federal report shows lax oversight and disregard for community led to disaster that killed 47 people last year
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Unsafe at Any Speed: Will New DOT Regulations Prevent Another Oil by Rail Disaster?
Who is responsible for the series of oil train derailments and accidents that have occurred recently? A little more than one year since a train derailed in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people and destroying more than 40 buildings, this seemingly simple question remains at the heart...
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