Oil train rally set for Albany City Hall at noon

Times Union | April 1, 2015 | Post by Brian Nearing

Opponents of the trains that haul tanker cars full of crude oil to the Port of Albany will be rallying in front of Albany City Hall at noon, at the same time the regional head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Judith Enck, will be inside at a roundtable meeting on regional water quality with Congressman Paul Tonko.

People of Albany United for Safe Energy spokeswoman Sandy Steubing said in a statement, “We’re putting thousands of New Yorkers and the environment at risk to transport just 5% of our total US oil consumption. Leave it in the ground.”

Also expected to attend the rally were peace activist groups, including Maud Easter of Grannies for Peace, who issued this statement: “The world’s single biggest consumer of the fossil fuels that are destabilizing our planet is the Pentagon. We don’t wanted oil trains coming through Albany to add to climate destruction and supply America’s endless wars”

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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.