Railway Risky Way to Move Oil

Railroaded has weighed in on CN’s and CP’s suggestion that they can move oil from Alberta to the West Coast with less risk than pipelines, by helping set the record straight on the many Canadian National Railway derailments, spills and other environmental impacts. In this letter to the Edmonton Journal, Railroaded provides examples of just a few of CN’s derailments that have included toxic spills, and notes that the Transportation Safety Board of Canada repeatedly criticizes and warns CN to clean up their safety record.

The letter also highlights concerns by Strathcona County residents about the rail yard recently completed by CN, Cando Contracting and Imperial Oil to store over 200 petroleum tank cars way too close to protected wildlife conservation areas and homes.

~ by railroaded on December 3, 2010.

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