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Off the rails: How a lack of oversight doomed Lac-Megantic

(Source: In These Times, September 19, 2013)

When a runaway train slammed into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic in July, incinerating the city’s core and killing 47 people, it may have marked the end of the line for the perilous, profit-maximizing model of railroading that has enthralled corporate and government officials across North America and the globe.

Full story: In These Times

Friday, September 20, 2013

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