Monday, July 22, 2013

Taxpayers to pay for oil industry mess in Lac-Megantic

Feds announce $60-million for Lac-Megantic disaster recovery - Winnipeg Free Press: "LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The federal government has announced a $60-million fund to help Lac-Megantic, Que., amid increasing pressure to make a specific aid commitment following a train disaster more than two weeks ago."

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pipelines leak, trains derail. Oil industry throws caution to the wind in mad rush for last drops of profit

Quebec town rocked by explosions, fire after derailment - Canada - CBC News: "A train carrying crude oil derailed overnight in the heart of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec's Eastern Townships, sparking a major fire that led to the evacuation of 1,000 people from their homes."