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Bruce Campbell | Regulatory capture exists where regulation is routinely designed to benefit the private interest of the regulated industry at the expense of the public interest.
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Roger Annis | "No to death trains!" and "Bye bye Harper!" were among the slogans chanted at October 11 march in Lac-Mégantic demanding rail safety.
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Roger Annis | A settlement of $200 million has been reached, but some of the largest companies involved in the disaster are not contributing.
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Roger Annis | John Tory says trains carrying oil and other dangerous cargos should not be running through Toronto neighbourhoods. But he's an unlikely candidate to wage the necessary fight against Big Rail.
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Hennessy's Index | The number of carloads of oil transported by rail in 2013 totalled 160,000. That's set to triple to 510,000 carloads a day by 2016. Where are the regulations for shipping oil by train safely?
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Roger Annis | Governments in the U.S. and Canada are dithering with promises of oil train safety as the volumes surge, ignoring the warnings of climate scientists to cut fossil fuel use.
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Michael Butler | There was more smoke and mirrors on Canada's rail tracks when the Harper government finally announced their long-awaited changes to rail safety 292 days after the preventable Lac-Mégantic disaster.
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Roger Annis | Exploding oil trains, including the latest in North Dakota on Dec. 30, should be cause for concern in the Vancouver region.
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Bertrand Schepper | Ever since the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, there's a question which constantly comes up with regards to oil transportation. Are we better off transporting oil by rail or using pipelines?
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Jonathan Flanders | Railroad industry watchers have predicted even more exponential growth for the "pipeline on rails" boom in the shadow of the stalled Keystone pipeline plans.
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Michael Lee-Murphy | Oil and gas flow throughout the Canadian economy like blood through the body, powering the industries which depend on those resources.
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Roger Annis | In the wee hours of Saturday, July 6, just after midnight, a train hauling 73 cars of petroleum product derailed and exploded in the centre of the town of Lac Mégantic, Quebec.