From the National Post:
Preventing the next Lac-Mégantic means having a serious national conversation about energy infrastructure. Till now, many environmentalists have argued against new pipelines without giving any serious consideration to the consequences of their position. But oil that cannot travel by pipeline will not simply disappear, or remain in the ground: Instead, it will be shipped by rail — at greater expense, spillage rate (U.S. data suggest that crude spillage on rail averages at double the pipeline spillage rate), and risk of possible catastrophe. (see here)
Keep in mind that this is the same newspaper that employs two full-time eco-nuts who are constantly pushing to stop pipelines from being built.
The other ramification of this tragedy is maybe now the police will start doing their jobs when it comes to eco-protesters breaking the law instead of obeying their political masters.