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The oily fireball waiting to happen in your backyard

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By Hilary Lewis

June 2, 2014

Ever since the tragic 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Quebec crude oil rail explosion killed 47 people I have been particularly aware of rail accidents. Or have I?

More crude oil was spilled by rail in 2013 than in the nearly four previous decades, more than 1.15 million gallons.

So maybe it's just that in 2014 they've been hard to avoid. Here are a few:

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Tagged with: fracking, explosion, rail transport, train wreck


Health and Safety Concerns Put Jobs in Question

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By Hilary Lewis

May 20, 2014

Oil and gas companies love to wax lyrical about all the jobs they create while calling environmentalists 'anti-jobs', but recent studies have called the quality of oil and gas jobs into question.

To be clear, Earthworks is for jobs.

We are for sustainable (safe, well paying, community sourced) jobs.

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Tagged with: fracking, renewable energy, jobs, worker safety, osha


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