MMA wasn’t alone in putting Lac-Mégantic and rail workers in danger

American Petroleum Institute Failed to Respond to Concerns of Oil Train Safety

On July 29, 2013 Thomas J. Herrmann of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) wrote a letter to Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API). The letter was in response to the oil train disaster that occurred earlier that month in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, which killed 47 people and reduced the downtown to a…


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