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Twisted steel is all that remains of buildings along the main street in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 11, 2013.
Twisted steel is all that remains of buildings along the main street in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 11, 2013.
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Lac-Mégantic disaster adds further complexity to Keystone XL debate

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Pipeline ruptures, rail tanker spills, and accusations of conflict of interest are all fodder for efforts to advance or derail the already-long-overdue decision on whether to permit Alberta’s oil sands crude to be shipped across America. The result is much political noise but little real clarity about the merits of the Keystone XL pipeline.