The oil-by-rail debate: Toughen rail-car regs

Federal regulators need to recognize the danger in transporting Alberta crude oil

Greenbrier tankers have been found to be twice as safe and eight times less likely to spill Last Saturday, just outside the northeastern Ontario town of Gogama, 38 cars loaded with bitumen from Alberta's oilsands derailed, triggering a series of fiery explosions; the massive blaze burned furiously until Monday, when it was finally extinguished. This accident…