lac megantic

environment

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.
Hilary Beaumont
3.18.16
environment

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.
Jake Bleiberg
2.11.16
americas

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.
VICE News
6.23.15
environment

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.
Laura Dattaro
5.5.15
environment

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.
Laura Dattaro
2.9.15
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
7.29.14