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Canadian government declares oil trains safe, plans to get into the oil train business

(Source: DeSmog Blog, December 12, 2018)

NEW YORK — As Canadian oil-by-rail numbers reach record new volumes (and expected to rise), Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) announced recently that it would no longer list shipping the hazardous material by rail as a top safety concern. Just a month later, the Alberta provincial government — where the majority of tar sands oil is produced — announced plans to bail out the tar sands industry by getting into the oil-by-rail business.

Full story: www.desmogblog.com

Monday, December 17, 2018

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