Lac-Mégantic (7)   Leave a comment

IMG_1065The unit-trains carrying oil from America’s Bakken oil fields, or the tar sands in Alberta, keep rolling. When will the Lac-Mégantic occur?

Train wrecks are only one dimension of this issue.

“No excuse – from jobs to security to cheap gas – can override this central fact: Access to more oil will result in the use of more oil. Use of more oil will increase carbon emissions and exacerbate climate change. And, as always, the poor will disproportionately shoulder the burden.”  Katherine M. Preston writing in Sojourners, September-October, 2014 p. 24

 

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