Oil train opponents cancel rally in wake of Albany decision

Times Union | May 22, 2015 | Post by Eric Anderson

People of Albany United for Safe Energy (PAUSE) has canceled the protest rally planned for today at the Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters in downtown Albany. Instead, they plan to offer the DEC commissioner cake and coffee.

The DEC late Thursday afternoon said it would require more environmental review of oil shipper Global Partners’ project to construct several boilers to heat crude at its terminal at the Port of Albany. The boilers, PAUSE and others have said, would enable the shipment of thick tar sands crude through the port facilities.

“Today’s block of tar sands by rail was a win for people presently living in Albany and the generations yet to come,” said Sandy Steubing, a spokeswoman for the organization.

There was no immediate word whether DEC Commissioner Joe Martens would accept the offer to meet with the group for cake and coffee.

http://blog.timesunion.com/business/oil-train-opponents-cancel-rally-in-wake-of-albany-decision/66477/

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commented 2015-05-22 09:34:23 -0400 · Flag
Yes, I really like this post. Thank you, Eric Anderson, for covering our peace and let’s talk offering to the Commissioner.
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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.