"Tangled Web of Liability Trails Deadly Oil-Train Disaster"

"Quebec's government last week added rail giant Canadian Pacific Railway Corp. to its list of companies deemed responsible for cleanup costs following last month's deadly oil train derailment."

"The railway has vowed to fight the provincial order, setting the stage for a lengthy legal battle as dozens of companies and officials quarrel over who should have to pay for the disaster.

The Calgary, Alberta-based freight operator joins a litany of railways, fuel providers and insurers now tied to the financial fallout from the July 6 crash, in which a runaway Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd. train carrying oil careened off the tracks in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Several of the train's 72 crude-laden tanker cars exploded in the center of the small town, claiming 47 lives and spilling roughly 1.5 million gallons of crude."

Blake Sobczak reports for EnergyWire August 20, 2013.

Source: EnergyWire, 08/21/2013