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Weak Oil-Train Regulations Don't Go Nearly Far Enough, Experts Warn
Proposed rules prioritize industry over community and environmental safety
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Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. (Photo: CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson) Views
Lac Megantic One Year Later: What Has Been Done to Prevent Another Tragedy?
One year ago today, I woke up to the images of the fiery crash of an oil train in Lac Megantic, Quebec. At the time, I didn’t know how bad it would turn out to be, but I had a sick feeling in my stomach for a couple of reasons. I had known intellectually that this could happen because I had begun...
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Residents, Climate Activists Mourn Victims of Lac-Mégantic Tragedy
Groups: 'Lac-Megantic’s struggle is a grim reminder to us all: Big oil will stop at nothing to extract, transport, and burn every drop of oil in the ground.'
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'Runaway Oil Trains': A Metaphor for Our Fossil Fuel Failure
New report documents unprecedented rise of crude-by-rail industry and the broader dangers it represents
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Lac-Mégantic Residents Decry Charging of Low-Level Employees Over Deadly Disaster
"The big boss — he should be first."
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Officials Warn of Explosive Crude Rumbling Across Nation's Rails
At NTSB forum, industry experts say none of the cars carrying Bakken crude is safe
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Protesters Against Austerity Fill the Streets of Montreal
Leaders 'want to make the poor pay more, instead of the rich'
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Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains
Beyond the dangers of derailment and explosions, Seattleites are worried about oil-by-rail shipping's effect on the climate. Here's what they did about it.
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Line 9 Will 'Snake' Across Ontario and Quebec Waterways
The National Energy Board's (NEB) announcement of its approval of Enbridge's Line 9B pipeline is generating outrage among environmental activists across Ontario and Quebec. The pipeline, already in place for nearly 40 years, has a history of leaks and the repurposing of it to carry dilbit (diluted...
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Four Frightening Ways We're Reverting to the Dark Days of Our Past
We may have once believed that the darkest days were behind us, and that slow and steady progress for middle-class workers would continue to be made. But greed and good sense are forever in competition. Gains made in our country's progressive years are, a century later, once again in serious...
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