Lac-Mégantic crude oil train derailment linked to Irving Oil pipelineCorruption, World news Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) preliminary findings into the Lac-Mégantic derailment suggests a plot to intentionally derail the freight train hauling tank cars, each filled with 113,000 litres (25,000 imp gal; 30,000 US gal) of crude oil that killed 47 people and destroyed the downtown core of Lac-Mégantic. The freight train was transporting crude oil to the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John New Brunswick. Events both at the scene and between Irving Oil Ltd, New Brunswick Premier David Alward and Alberta Premier Alison Redford prior to the derailment gives both evidence and motive that the freight train was abandoned while running and unsecured on the main line and purposely derailed. Investigators are looking into the link between this catastrophic derailment and Irving Oil’s plan to move crude to its Atlantic Canada refineries via pipeline.
The TSB found that the engineer was instructed by his boss, United States-based Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MMA) (owned by Rail World) to leave the train on the main track, unattended, with an unlocked locomotive cab, parked alongside a public highway where it was accessible to the general public, with no additional protection. The engineer then departed by taxi for a local hotel, l’Eau Berge in downtown Lac-Mégantic, for the night. The TSB investigators were told that while en route to the hotel, the engineer told the taxi driver that he felt unsafe leaving a train running while it was spitting oil and thick, black smoke. He said he wanted to call the U.S. office of the MMA (in Hermon, Maine) to request other directives.
Witnesses have confirmed with investigators that the train was unattended and in distress around 22:45 that night. Witness reported seeing the stopped train and the locomotives where emitting a thick dark blue cloud of diesel smoke as well as sparks coming out of a locomotive’s exhaust. The Nantes Fire Department as well as a police officer from the Sûreté du Québec’s Lac-Mégantic detachment responded to a 911 call from a citizen at 23:32 who reported a fire on the first locomotive. The fire department extinguished the blaze and notified the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway’s rail traffic controller in Farnham. By 00:13 two MMA track maintenance employees had arrived from Lac-Mégantic; the Nantes firefighters left the scene as the MMA employees assured the police officer and the Farnham rail traffic controller that the train was safe. Forty three minutes later, at 00:56 the unattended freight train carrying Irving Oil bound crude oil began rolling downhill on its own.
Why was the engineer instructed by his superiors at MMA to abandon the distressed (spewing smoke and sparks) crude oil freight train on a hill? The Irving Oil Ltd Pipeline. Irving Oil Ltd chairman Arthur Irving has been lobbying (politically correct word for influence peddling, bribery and extortion) the Progressive Conservative federal and provincial government to build an oil pipeline from the Alberta tar mining operations to its refineries in Saint John New Brunswick. He, New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Premier (US born) David Alward and corrupt Alberta Progressive Conservative Premier Alison Redford have and are conspiring (plotting) to build the oil pipeline at whatever the cost – now including loss of life.
Rail cannot transport the fabricated (snake) oil from the Alberta Tar mining pits quick enough for the Alberta government and Irving Oil Ltd to make a profit. They need a pipeline in order to refine one million barrels per day of this Alberta snake (fake) oil. In order to build their pipeline they have to first derail the competition – hauling oil via freight train. That is what they did in Lac-Mégantic.
In February 2013, US born New Brunswick Premier David Alward, announced at a joint news conference, that his corrupt government (influence peddling, misappropriation of federal transfer payment to the province, conspiracy to commit euthanasia (DNR policy of withholding life saving procedures for senors), extortion, bribery, senior drug and financial abuse, fraud, land title theft …) supported corrupt (illegal election campaign funding scheme) Premier Allison Redford’s call for Alberta’s landlocked snake oil (fabricated from the very toxic dirt Asphalt/bitumen) to reach Irving Oil Ltd’s docks in Saint John New Brunswick. Getting to Irving Oil Ltd shipping ports means accessing more lucrative global markets overseas by tanker where they will get a better price than they currently do in the United States. Without the pipeline Alberta and Irving Oil Ltd are losing $billions in speculative profits.