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NY Times: Trailing Canada, U.S. Starts a Push for Safer Oil Shipping

April 25, 2014 — 

Asper School of Business professor Barry Prentice gave comment to the New York Times about the Canada’s new, tougher regulations and increased oversight of hazardous rail shipments.

As the article reads:

…Canada also took a decisive step to force shippers to use a stronger model of tank car within the next three years. The new model is based on a standard developed by the railroad industry in 2011. It effectively sets a new benchmark in the United States as well given how much traffic crosses through both countries.

Barry Prentice, a transportation professor at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, said that the horrors of the Lac Mégantic resonated throughout Canada, forcing the federal government to act.

“This is an issue that everybody across the country has become sensitized to,” he said. “The government needs to feel like it’s doing something.”

 said that the horrors of the Lac Mégantic resonated throughout Canada, forcing the federal government to act.

“This is an issue that everybody across the country has become sensitized to,” he said. “The government needs to feel like it’s doing something.”

 

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