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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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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Shed Light on Crude Oil Shipments

Courier-Post | July 5, 2015 | Op-ed by Dominick Marino and Debra Coyle McFadden

Should corporate secrecy come before protection of human lives?

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Events mark disaster anniversary

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

Quebec deaths noted by rallies, vigils on danger of Bakken crude loads

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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.

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Global wants judge to hear Port of Albany crude oil heating plan

Times Union | July 2, 2015 | Column by Brian Nearing

Corporate attorney urges DEC to reinstate its no impact ruling

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DEC chief leaving, second in command stepping up

Times Union | July 1, 2015 | Column by Brian Nearing

State commissioner leaves after four years; new acting leader to confront oil train issue

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In California, people of color are dangerously close to oil train disasters

Grist | July 1, 2015 | Column by Sara Bernard

There’s been a lot of consternation over oil trains recently. In the U.S. and Canada, almost two dozen crude-carrying trains have derailed in the past two years — exploding into giant balls of fire in some cases, and in others, killing people. And while the Obama administration released new oil train safety rules on May 1, they remained so lax and full of holes that some environmental groups immediately sued.

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Crude oil trains in California risk to minorities, poor, report says

ForestEthics (via Akron Beacon Journal) | June 30, 2015 | Press Release

Highest Threat from Oil Trains in California Aligned with Race and Income: New Environmental Justice Report Links Dangerous Rail Routes with Census Data

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The Bomb Train Next Door

Nyack News & Views | June 28, 2015 | Column by Susan Hellauer

The first of a two part series about dangerous cargo that regularly rumbles through Rockland.

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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.