Albany County Oil Train Summit

WAMC | June 8, 2015 | Report by Dave Lucas

A daylong summit on crude oil transportation is under way at the College of St. Rose in Albany.

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New York state investment chief wants oil train answers

Times Union | June 7, 2015 | Column by Brian Nearing

With the state pension fund holding about $1.8 billion in stocks from energy companies involved in crude oil trains, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli wants answers from them about steps being taken to reduce the risk of derailments, explosions and fires.

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Investigation continues into BNSF oil train, flour truck collision in St. Paul Park

South Washington County Bulletin | June 7, 2015 | Column by Emily Buss

A BNSF oil train and a semi-truck carrying flour collided near First Street and Hastings Avenue in St. Paul Park Sunday, spilling bags of flour onto the roadway and closing the intersection for hours.

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Energy giants hold us hostage

Times Union | June 7, 2015 | LTE by Betty Head

I agree with Joseph Murray’s statement in his letter “Energy transport critics offer no alternatives,” May 24, that “the country and the world are looking for affordable alternative energy.” He states the switch to alternatives simply cannot satisfy this nation’s current or future energy needs because the costs are prohibitive.

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State denies permit for Baltimore crude oil terminal

The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2015 | Column by Jeff Barker

The state Department of the Environment has denied, for now, a Houston-based company's application to permit crude oil to be shipped through its port of Baltimore terminal in Fairfield — a proposal that nearby residents say poses a safety threat.

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Canadian Q1 crude-by-rail exports dive 28 pct year-on-year

Reuters | June 2, 2015 | Report by Nia Williams

Canadian crude oil exports by rail in the first quarter plunged 28 percent year-on-year, the National Energy Board said on Tuesday, as shippers moved more crude by pipeline, which was cheaper.

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Oil transport firm gets more time to respond to D.E.C.

Capital New York | June 1, 2015 | Column by Scott Waldman

ALBANY—The state will give Global Partners more time to respond to the Department of Environmental Conservation's decision to require a full environmental review of a proposed crude oil heating facility in the Port of Albany.

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A divided oil train response in Albany

Capital New York | June 1, 2015 | Column by Scott Waldman

ALBANY—Mayor Kathy Sheehan of Albany and Albany County executive Dan McCoy said they were working together on a major plan that would address the effects that the transportation of billions of gallons of crude by train have had on the region. Instead, they released dueling reports within 24 hours of each other, with the city largely supporting the Cuomo administration's response to the recent proliferation of oil trains and the county more critical of the state's actions.

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LeBrun: Raising an alarm about crucial state decisions on oil train shipments

Times Union | May 30, 2015 | Column by Fred LeBrun

Consider this column as an alarm bell ringing.

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Public seeks to 'Ban the bomb trains'

Glens Falls Post-Star | May 30, 2015 | Column by Christina Scanlon

Post cards directed to Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens ask him to “Ban the bomb trains.”

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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.