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Protests Mark 2nd Anniversary of Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Disaster

HeadlineJul 07, 2015

And protests and commemorations were held across the United States and Canada Monday to mark two years since the deadly oil train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The train was carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale when it exploded on July 6, 2013, killing 47 people and destroying dozens of buildings. In Portland, Oregon, Monday, 60 people held a memorial blockade, blocking the tracks into an oil transfer and storage facility and holding signs with the names and ages of the victims. The action is one of dozens planned in the coming days as part of the Stop Oil Trains week of action.

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