RT America -- February 23, 3015
Oil transportation, fracking under greater scrutiny following train derailment
In the wake of an oil train derailment in West Virginia, which forced an evacuation of two towns and caused major damage to the local environment, a debate on the safety of fuel transportation and similar environmental catastrophes has been growing, with the Keystone XL pipeline looming in the background as a possible alternative. RT’s Ameera David talks to Lukas Ross, an activist with Friends of the Earth and economic analyst Joseph Mills, about the dangers, economics and politics behind the most recent fuel and natural gas controversies.
US, Russia tension rise at UN Security Council Meeting
UN Security Council meeting on maintaining international peace seemed closer to something from the Cold War. RT’s Marina Portnaya has more from New York on the speeches and tense responses from both the US and Russia.