ONTARIO - The Council of Canadians is calling on the federal government to immediately halt rail shipments of crude oil in Canada following a series of derailments and explosions. These incidents all involved new rail tank cars promoted by federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt as being safer than those that exploded in Lac Mégantic, killing 47 people.
Council of Canadians Calls for Immediate Halt to Crude Shipments After Derailments and Explosions Near Gogama, Ontario
Believe it or not but these accidents are the best advertisement for a pipeline. Let the industry use the least dangerous and least polluting form of transport for Heaven's Sake!
That crossed my mind several times. Canada should build their own refinery, then the transportation would be short. No tanker cars, no pipeline in the US...that crude will not benefit the US citizen.