And for good reason.
Close to 275,000 barrels of crude are now shipped by rail every day, criss-crossing through towns and cities. Thatâ€™s up from almost none five years ago.
The media has been abuzz about the best and safest way to get more tar sands oil to thirsty markets: pipeline or rail?
The Fraser Institute, ever the opportunists, published a report on the matter this month. The right-wing think tank argues that pipelines are demonstrably safer, and that opposition to them (Keystone XL, Northern Gateway and Energy East) promises to expose Canadians to higher risk involving a product that will find its way to market one way or another.