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.’
While there’s no risk-free utopia to be achieved, America’s current evaluation of the risks of various power sources tends toward the irrational.
In early July of this year, a freight train loaded with crude oil left a small town in western North Dakota headed east. A day later it was being handled by a small railroad company in Quebec. Night came and the engineer, operating the train by himself, was ready to finish his shift.
He left the train on the