Remember Lac-Mégantic!

I hope this is an “AHAH I just knew it!!!” moment for all who take a moment to read this article. Revealing information!

Earth First! Newswire

by Sasha / Earth First! Newsire

There are several port terminals projected for the Pacific Northwest, each hotly contested in their own right. The LNG Palomar Pipeline was shunted off track by environmentalists last year, while the coal terminals are finding road blocks in public meetings. However, the most controversial plan today is perhaps the oil shipment terminal that would be the biggest in the Pacific Northwest.

The terminal in the Port of Vancouver, Washington, would handle oil by the hundreds of thousands of barrels—more than half a million a year—coming in from coal trains. The plan was on track to get the OK next week, but then an oil train capsized in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, vaporizing a massive section of the downtown area and killing 50 people. 

So the public is getting heated in the Pacific Northwest, and the corporations that want the terminal put in ASAP are getting creative.

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