At time of oil train wrecks and record auto recalls, GOP bill would roll back safety rules

Associated Press (via The Benicia Independent) | July 16, 2015 | Report by Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher

WASHINGTON –  At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.

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Unsafe at any speed?

Rochester City Newspaper | July 15, 2015 | Column by Jeremy Moule

A fiery derailment of a CSX oil train in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, in February showed the destructive potential of these trains. Twenty-seven of the train's 109 oil cars went off the tracks — some catching fire or exploding. A nearby home was destroyed in the fire, which continued to burn for five days.

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Mapping the Portlandia Fossil Fuel Corridor

Popular Resistance | July 15, 2015 | Column by Jonah Majure

It seems like just about every week Portland is receiving some sort of new award or recognition for sustainability. We certainly built up a legacy of ecological awareness early-on. Tom McCall, our republican governor in the 60’s and 70’s, advocated for protecting the Commons and cleaning up our watersheds and airsheds. Portland was also ahead of other cities in the West in its commitment to smart urban planning and transportation justice. It only makes sense that Portland is ground zero for the climate fight, but maybe not for the reasons one would think.

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Iran deal unlikely to impact oil trains through Albany

Times Union | July 14, 2015 | Column by Eric Anderson

East Coast refineries use light crude not a heavier grade from overseas

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Fewer Passengers, Freight Rail Delays Due to Drilling Decline

KSTP | July 14, 2015 | AP Report

Delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota, officials say.

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STOP “BOMB TRAIN”

Roshni Online | July 14, 2015 | Staff Report

ALBANY, NY – Citizens of the Capital District mark the second anniversary of a train tragedy in front of Governor’s mansion on Eagle street, to honor the 47 people who died in the explosive train derailment two years ago.

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How Iran deal could cut Albany oil traffic

Times Union | July 14, 2015 | Post by Eric Anderson

Analysts are saying that the Iran nuclear deal likely will open the door to Iran’s oil reserves, the third largest in the world, expanding the glut of crude on the market and squeezing out higher-cost suppliers. Those would include the “light, tight oil” supplied by domestic hydrofracking.

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Canada eyes impact of long oil trains on railway track integrity

Reuters | July 10, 2015 | Report by Alison Martell

Canadian officials are studying the impact of long oil trains on the integrity of the country's railway tracks, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Friday.

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Two Years Later

Metroland | July 9, 2015 | Column by Ali Hibbs

Local activists call on New York officials to learn from lessons of Lac-Megantic
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March and forum in Kingston will focus on transport of crude oil

Daily Freeman | July 9, 2015 | Column by William J. Kemble

KINGSTON >> Representatives from about dozen environmental groups will hold a forum and lead a march on Broadway Thursday to protest the growing use of the rails and the Hudson River to transport crude oil.

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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.