Lac-Megantic QC

Two Years After Oil Train Disaster, Profound Scars Remain in Lac-Mégantic

Two Years After Oil Train Disaster, Profound Scars Remain in Lac-Mégantic

July 7, 2015 | eNews Park Forest| A week of direct actions across Canada and the U.S. to stop so-called “bomb trains” began on Monday, the two-year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, when an unmanned train with 72 tankers carrying 30,000 gallons of crude oil careened into a small town in the Canadian province […]

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Blocking the Bomb Trains: Nationwide Protests On Lac-Megantic Anniversary

Blocking the Bomb Trains: Nationwide Protests On Lac-Megantic Anniversary

July 7, 2015 | DESMOG| “It’s corporate greed versus the common good, whether it’s rail safety or climate change.” Those were the words of Lowen Berman, a Portland activist involved in a blockade of oil train tracks to mark the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic oil train disaster. Berman and 60 other activists protested in Portland today […]

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Canada charges 6 in 2013 oil train disaster

Canada charges 6 in 2013 oil train disaster

June 23, 2015 | The Hill | Canadian federal officials hit six railroad employees with criminal charges stemming from a July 2013 oil train disaster in Quebec that killed 47. Transport Canada said the employees were responsible for the train not having its brake properly engaged on the night of the derailment and explosion in […]

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Court delays ruling on 2013 Quebec oil train crash settlement

June 18, 2015 | Reuters |  A Quebec judge reserved his decision on Wednesday on whether to grant a motion that would clear the way for a settlement between victims of the 2013 Lac-Megantic oil train disaster and dozens of companies and individuals linked to the crash that killed 47 people. Patrice Benoit, the lawyer […]

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Canadian Pacific challenging responsibility for Lac-Megantic disaster in court

June 16, 2015 | National Observer| A judge has begun hearing arguments that could determine the fate of more than $431 million destined for victims and creditors of the 2013 train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que. Lawyers for Canadian Pacific Railway — the sole firm accused of responsibility in the rail disaster not to participate in […]

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Transparency Sought in Train Derailment Settlement

June 13, 2015 | WSJ | Some of the world’s biggest oil companies are chipping in to repay victims of a deadly train derailment, but unless a bankruptcy judge says otherwise, the amounts they’re paying will remain secret. [Read the entire article here.]

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Oil train disaster settlement fund reaches $345 million

June 10, 2015 | Sun Herald| PORTLAND, Maine — The compensation fund for victims of a fiery oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in a small town in Quebec has grown to $345 million with a contribution from the company that owned the shipment. World Fuel Services Corp., which was accused in a lawsuit […]

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Quebec town: Proposed settlement in oil train disaster is just a fraction of what’s needed

January 12, 2015 | Fox News|MONTREAL –  The deputy mayor of a Quebec own where a fiery oil train derailment killed 47 people says a proposed settlement fund for victims represents just a fraction of what’s needed. [Read the entire article here.]

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U.S. Parties Take Step Toward Settlement for Oil Train Victims

January 10, 2015 | ABC News | Parties involved in a proposed $200 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train disaster that killed 47 people asked a Canadian judge Friday to give them until September to pin down the details. The court filing in Sherbrooke, Quebec, described for the first time how money […]

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Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

January 1, 2015 | McClatchy DC| TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Every day, strings of black tank cars filled with crude oil roll slowly across a long wooden railroad bridge over the Black Warrior River. The 116-year-old span is a landmark in this city of 95,000 people, home to the University of Alabama. Residents have proposed and […]

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