I just realized something: I think I’m an “environmentalist”.
No, I haven’t suddenly started to wander around in leather sandals and a hemp shirt (at least, not yet). But based on a recent news report, I’m fairly certain that I’m more concerned about the welfare of the environment than the folks we usually see purported to be ‘saving the planet’.
Here, I’ll prove it.
A few days ago near the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, a runaway train exploded. The train was loaded with crude oil from North Dakota, and the gigantic explosion is estimated to have killed at least 50 people.
But a larger point was missing from most of the headlines on this tragedy, namely: why was the oil being transported by train in the first place?