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Iriving Oil pleads guilty to 34 offences in Lac Megantic train derailment disaster

Iriving Oil pleads guilty to 34 offences in Lac Megantic train derailment disaster

Irving Oil failed to adequately train employees in transportation of dangerous goods Irving Oil Commercial GP was sentenced on Friday following guilty pleas in Saint John Provincial Court to 34 counts for offences under the┬áTransportation of Dangerous Goods Act, according to a Federal Government press release. The Court ordered Irving Oil to pay a total […]

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Oil industry challenges new oil by rail rules aimed at reducing risks

Oil industry challenges new oil by rail rules aimed at reducing risks

New oil by rail rules call for advanced braking systems, retrofitted cars The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in the recent years. The American Petroleum Institute petition to the U.S. […]

Oil by rail transport regulations need improving – industry, critics

Oil by rail transport regulations need improving – industry, critics

Oil by rail transport growing rapidly in United States, Canada Finally. The American and Canadian governments announced Friday a new set of safer oil by rail transport regulations, but critics say updated rules aren’t perfect. The two governments worked jointly on the changes because the rail industries in both countries are tightly integrated. Summary of […]

Lac Megantic settlement: $76M proposed for victims’ families

Lac Megantic settlement: $76M proposed for victims’ families

Lac Megantic settlement offered to families of 47┬ápeople killed in explosion Relatives of people who died as a result of the Lac-Megantic train derailment could receive their share of a $77-million wrongful-death settlement as early as August, says one lawyer. Creditors and the courts still need to approve the plan before money is disbursed, U.S. […]