Letter: Keep railroad tank cars out of residential areas

The Buffalo News | July 9, 2015 | LTE by Francis A. Leli

Keep railroad tank cars out of residential areas

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Nationwide Protests Call for Immediate Ban on Oil Bomb Trains

EcoWatch | July 8, 2015 | Column by Cole Mellino

Monday was the second anniversary of the tragic Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, oil train disaster that killed 47 people. Since then, oil trains continue to derail and explode with five already this year. Four of the derailments occurred within just four weeks.

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'Keep it in the ground'

Press-Republican | July 7, 2015 | Column by Lohr McKinstry

TICONDEROGA — Activists blocked railroad tracks in Ticonderoga and chained themselves to natural-gas pipelines and transport trucks in Vermont on Tuesday as part of a day of protest nationwide.

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Day Of Action To Stop Extreme Energy Transport

Popular Resistance | July 7, 2015 | Column by Meaghan LaSala, Emma McCumber and Will Bennington

Nine arrested while hundreds rally in day of action to stop extreme energy transport in the Northeast.

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Minority, Low-Income Communities Bear Disproportionate Share Of Risk From Oil Trains In California

DeSmogBlog | July 7, 2015 | Column by Mike Gaworecki

People of color and low-income communities are bearing a disproportionate burden of risk from dangerous oil trains rolling through California, according to a new report by ForestEthics and Communities for a Better Environment.

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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.

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The Yes Men Are Revolting, How About You?

DeSmogBlog | July 6, 2015 | Column by Justin Mikulka

In the third movie from the prankster activists, The Yes Men, made up of Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, they set their sights on what they see as the biggest issue facing the world today — climate change.

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Rally on Lac Megantic disaster anniversary in Albany

Times Union | July 6, 2015 | Post by Eric Anderson

Between 80 and 100 people, many affiliated with People of Albany United for Safe Energy, rallied in front of the Governor’s Mansion on Eagle Street in Albany at noon Monday, calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban oil train traffic in the state.

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Oil train activists mark second anniversary of Lac-Megantic explosion

The Legislative Gazette | July 6, 2015 | Column by Nick Musacavge

Two years ago Monday, 47 people died in Lac-Megantic, Quebec when 63 train cars carrying crude oil toppled off of the rails and exploded midnight. Today, about forty activists marched on Eagle Street outside the Governor's Mansion in remembrance of those lost in the accident while also protesting the use of oil train cars in New York.

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Protestors mark the 2nd anniversary of Lac-Megantic explosion

New York Now | July 6, 2015 | Post by Jenna Flanagan

Chanting "outta here, outta here, make those bomb trains disappear" about 50 activists rallied in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Albany demanding a stop to the trains caring Bakken Crude from South Dakota.

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PAUSE, People of Albany United for Safe Energy
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.