Quebec Disaster Argues for Safer Trains, Not Keystone

The rail crash and explosion in Quebec is a reason to improve rail safety, not necessarily to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Keystone XL pipeline advocates are trying to bolster their case by invoking the derailment and explosion in Quebec of a train carrying North Dakota oil, killing at least 15 people and forcing the evacuation of 2,000 more. The pipeline's opponents should push back, for two reasons.

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