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Friday, July 12, 2013

Quebec Train Crash Fuels Pipeline Debate

Environment workers lay booms on the Chaudiere River near Lac-Megantic, Que., to contain the crude oil spill following a train derailment and explosion, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)

Environment workers lay booms on the Chaudiere River near Lac-Megantic, Que., to contain the crude oil spill following a train derailment and explosion, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)

Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are using the Canadian train explosion to bolster their point of view.

Pipeline advocates say transporting oil by rail is dangerous and should be moved through pipelines, not by train.

Opponents of the Keystone project say oil and gas are too dangerous to transport by any method and that the U.S. should lessen its reliance on fossil fuels.

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