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Oil by rail 'outrageous'
I guess the Chinese win yet again with word that CN is considering transporting crude oil and bitumen from Alberta through Terrace to Prince Rupert.
Why has city council not advised us about this?
This is highly disconcerting. Remember Lac-Megantic when the crude oil derailed and exploded?
We only have one overpass here connecting the north/south ends of town while the trains ride straight thru the very centre of town.
And to transport to Prince Rupert, where they don’t even have the infrastructure to transfer the oil from train cars onto vessels is outrageous that they are pressing to go ahead on this and think safety later.
But hey. If the environmental assessment says it’s okay, we know the usual ‘go ahead’ stamp is gonna happen.