Sunday, July 7, 2013

Video - Train Carrying Oil Derails Illustrating the Dangers of Transporting Fossil Fuels

There has been a lot of press on the dangers of using pipelines to transport oil (or tarsands bitumen), but alternative forms of transportation are no safer. In this video you can see what happens when a train carrying oil derails and causes a massive explosion and fire. This video from the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec convincingly makes the point that in addition to climate change causing emissions, fossil fuels cannot be safely transported, even by rail. This is yet another reason to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and radically expand on reliance on clean and renewable sources of energy.

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