The Canadian Government is Blowing Up Bomb Trains for Practice
Years after the Lac-Mégantic? disaster, the Canadian government is only just beginning to do the hard work of making sure that rail transportation of oil is safe.
The Train Derailment That Gushed Oil Into A Quebec River Has Spawned Freaky Fish
The rate of deformity is ten times higher than the average. Scientists are not surprised.
New Charges Laid in Canada's Lac-Megantic Rail Disaster
The devastating train derailment killed 47 people and destroyed much of a small Quebec town nearly two years ago. On Monday, Canada's federal government announced two companies and six former employees face new charges.
The US Government Announced New Rules for 'Bomb Trains' — and No One's Happy
Despite a string of sometimes deadly explosions, the US Department of Transportation will allow the rail industry to transport crude oil in aging tanker cars for another two years.
New Safety Rules for 'Bomb Trains' Under White House Review
The review is essentially the last step in the regulatory process, and environmental groups are worried that the rules remain insufficient for preventing potentially catastrophic accidents.
Opinion and Analysis
Warren Buffett Really Likes Oil Trains — Despite the Explosions
America's favorite investor has invested heavily in moving oil by rail, but he hasn't done enough to address the inherent safety issues.
Eric de Place