Activists in Albany call for rail safety on anniversary of Canadian train derailment

WNYT | July 6, 2015 | Staff Report

Monday marks two years since the deadly train derailment in Canada.

Activists in Albany are using the occasion to call for improved rail safety in the Capital Region.

A group of demonstrators rallied Monday outside the governor's mansion.

They want the governor to ban these trains from transporting volatile crude oil through the Capital Region and prohibit the storage of Bakken crude down at the port.

"We think this would be the biggest message for the federal government. The State of New York says we have to ban these trains from coming through because they're not safe, because the federal government says they're not safe, then other states are gonna follow suit and force the federal government to do something,” says Dominick Calsolaro of Albany.

The Lac-Mégantic derailment in Canada killed 47 people and leveled a community.

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