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Feds Must Take Action to Ensure Safer Oil-by-Rail Facilities


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Feds Must Take Action to Ensure Safer Oil-by-Rail Facilities

Ecojustice

CALGARY - Oil-by-rail facilities in Canada are not required to undergo environmental assessments, but they should be, in order to address public safety and environmental concerns, say community groups.

“Every day unassessed oil-by-rail facilities put communities across the country at risk,” said Charles Hatt, Ecojustice lawyer. “With a stroke of her pen, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change has the power to fix this blind spot in our law and require all oil-by-rail projects undergo an environmental assessment before they are built or expanded.”

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