There are more oil trains than ever before, and it’s because pipelines are full.

This month, the Transportation Safety Board confirmed that more than one million liters of oil were spilled when an eastbound oil train tipped onto a ranch near St. Lazare, Manitoba in mid-February.

It is frequently argued in Alberta that if Canadians don’t want oil trains tipping into their streams and reservoirs, they should probably start approving some pipelines. “We can ship our energy products safely or we can ship them by rail,” wrote Alberta premier Rachel Notley.

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Story by: Tristin Hopper, National Post

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