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Greenpeace exposes ongoing contamination from Lac Megantic disaster

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 6, 2013

Scientific tests, released last night at a community meeting in Lac Megantic, prove that oil still permeates the soil and water downstream from the devastated community.  Greenpeace campaigner Patrick Bonin collecting samples...

Don't get railroaded into accepting tar sands as inevitable

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 16, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking in New York today as part of his government’s pro-Keystone pipeline lobbying effort, where he made the argument that if the pipeline isn’t approved, the oil will simply come in by rail and...

Gateway-sized oil by rail project planned for northern British Columbia

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 22, 2013 1 comment

CN Rail, Nexen and the federal government have been working on a plan to ship bitumen from the tar sands by train through British Columbia, according to  documents obtained by Greenpeace  under Access to Information legislation. ...

Lac Megantic one year later: What has been done to prevent another tragedy?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 6, 2014 1 comment

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.   ...

Is oil too dangerous for pipelines being shipped by rail?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 22, 2013 1 comment

One of the questions that the officials investigating the Lac Megantic train disaster will have to address is: Was oil deemed too dangerous for pipelines loaded onto rail cars instead? It is still too early to know if the very high...

Transport Canada downplayed risks of shipping oil by rail

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 24, 2013 2 comments

Yesterday, the Conservatives used their majority on the House of Commons Transport Committee to vote down an NDP motion to examine rail safety in light of the Lac Megantic tragedy. This is unfortunate. For even while the...

Is the oil industry using unsafe rail cars to transport crude?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 21, 2013 7 comments

As I write this, there is oil spilling from a CP Rail derailment in Saskatchewan . We don’t know the full impact yet, but this follows another CP spill on northern Ontario last month when the company first said that the spill was only...

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