By VICE News
Coming Soon: VICE News heads to Los Angeles to investigate the effects of urban oil drilling on local communities.
Fort McMurray has reached an almost mythical status among Canadians as the hub of the oil sands industry. The plummeting price of crude has forced this boom town to slow down.
Despite a string of sometimes deadly explosions, the US Department of Transportation will allow the rail industry to transport crude oil in aging tanker cars for another two years.
By Matt Smith
A 109-car train carry crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region derailed on Monday, setting off an explosion and forcing authorities to evacuate residents living in the town of Mount Carbon.
The review is essentially the last step in the regulatory process, and environmental groups are worried that the rules remain insufficient for preventing potentially catastrophic accidents.
We sent Suroosh Alvi to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are now stealing the country's oil.
America's favorite investor has invested heavily in moving oil by rail, but he hasn't done enough to address the inherent safety issues.