Lac-Mégantic

‘Bomb Train’: Oil Execs Try to Blame Workers for Tragic Accident

January 26, 2018

All three MMA rail workers were acquitted of criminal charges in the Lac-Megantic disaster case — but Fritz Edler, veteran locomotive engineer and longtime union officer, says “the wrong people were on trial,” and that the industry ignores known risks

Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth

January 27, 2014
Scott Smith: With an aging infrastructure and a dramatic increase in transport volume, oil spills will become more common

With Keystone XL Delayed, Trans-Canada Sets Eyes on “Energy East”

August 12, 2013

Yves Engler: Environmental and indigenous rights groups rightfully concerned about Trans-Canada’s proposed “Energy East” pipeline

Company Responsible for Deadly Oil Train Crash Says It Won’t Pay, TransCanada Pushes Pipeline Deal

August 1, 2013

Yves Engler: Tragedy in Canadian town turns into an opportunity for some to argue that pipeline transport is safer, when the real argument should be against an oil-driven economy