Albany rally to mark Lac Megantic second anniversary

Times Union | July 3, 2015 | Post by Eric Anderson

People of Albany United for Safe Energy will rally in front of the Governor’s Mansion on Eagle Street at noon Monday to mark the second anniversary of the Lac Megantic disaster. It was two years ago, on July 6, 2013, that a runaway oil train derailed and exploded in the small Quebec town, killing 47 people and destroying much of the town’s center.

That train, like the oil trains that arrive daily at the Port of Albany, was carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken field, which is more flammable than conventional crude. Albany has become a major transshipment point for Bakken crude, with CSX and Canadian Pacific trains delivering it to terminals operated by Buckeye Partners of Houston and Global Partners of Waltham, Mass.

PAUSE said it wants Governor Andrew Cuomo to use the state’s authority to stop the trains, saying that Albany is at risk of having a similar tragedy.

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PAUSE is a grassroots group of individuals who have come together to promote safe, sustainable energy and fight for environmental justice. We engage the greater public to stop the fossil fuel industry’s assault on the people of Albany and our environment.