Domestic Crude Oil Drives a Cautious Refining Revival

New York Times | March 3, 2014 | Column by Clifford Krauss

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Bakken Crude, Rolling Through Albany

New York Times | February 27, 2014 | Column by Jad Mouawad

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Tentative advances toward safer oil trains

Times Union | February 22, 2014 | Column by Eric Anderson

The railroad industry is moving belatedly to ease safety concerns about trains hauling crude oil, agreeing to measures such as closer track inspections and lower speed limits through densely populated areas.

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Trains, Oil, Albany: 2nd Community Meeting Held

WAMC | February 13, 2014 | Column by Dave Lucas

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Amtrak Fights Big Oil For Use Of The Rails

NPR | February 6, 2014 | Column by David Schaper

Oil business in North Dakota is creating some big headaches for Amtrak travelers. Trains on the popular Empire Builder route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest are often delayed for hours.

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This Is the Warm Up

Metroland | January 30, 2014 | Column by Miriam Axel-Lute

Railroad workers apparently call them “bomb trains”—those tank cars full of explosive crude oil from North Dakota that sit lined up in the middle of 787 and mere feet from homes, playgrounds, day care centers in Albany’s South End, not to mention at least passing through many, many other communities in the region.

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A Hot Mess

Metroland | January 30, 2014 | Column by Natasha Scully

Global Partners wants to expand the Albany port’s ability to move Bakken crude oil through the city, and locals fear for their safety

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The Fight Comes Home

Metroland | January 8, 2014 | Column by Miriam Axel-Lute

If you have paid even a modicum of attention to the climate-justice fight over the past couple years, you have probably been aware of both the movement to keep fracking out of New York state, and the fight to prevent the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from North Dakota and the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico, from being built.

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Lac-Mégantic: How to get rid of a town’s oil stain

Toronto Star | December 14, 2013 | Column by Wendy Gillis

Six million litres of light crude spilled over, under and through Lac-Mégantic. Quick thinking and heroic efforts by a team of environmental experts and others kept things from getting a whole lot worse. Now they’re trying to make downtown habitable again.

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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.