North Dakota Oil Transport Risks Revealed in Quebec Train Blast

North Dakota Oil Transport Risks Revealed in Quebec Train Blast

Surete du Quebec/The Canadian Press via AP Photo

The accident in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, where authorities are investigating how the unattended train managed to roll into town and incinerate 30 buildings, has added urgency to the debate over the safety of rail versus pipelines -- a debate in which both industries offer statistics suggesting an advantage.