The Bomb Train Next Door: Part II

Nyack News & Views | July 6, 2015 | Column by Susan Hellauer

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

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Two Years After Oil Train Disaster, Profound Scars Remain in Lac-Mégantic

Common Dreams | July 6, 2015 | Column by Deirdre Fulton

Activists prepare for demonstrations across Canada and US this week to 'Stop Oil Trains'

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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.