The startling rise of crude oil transport by rail and the 2013 disaster at Lac Mégantic

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:45

On July 6, 2013, 47 people died in the oil train disaster at Lac Megantic Quebec. Crude oil traffic by rail is rising enormously, in North America. Why is so much crude oil moving by rail? What are the dangers? Shouldn't society be working to phase out fossil fuel consumption so global warming doesn't get out of hand?


-Bruce Campbell, Executive Director, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives 

-Carre bleu Lac Mégantic 

-A speaker from the new coalition in North America opposing oil by rail 

-Moderator: Roger Annis, writer and member of Vancouver Ecosocialist Group


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