Protestors mark the 2nd anniversary of Lac-Megantic explosion

New York Now | July 6, 2015 | Post by Jenna Flanagan

Chanting "outta here, outta here, make those bomb trains disappear" about 50 activists rallied in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Albany demanding a stop to the trains caring Bakken Crude from South Dakota.

Protestors of Bakken Oil Trains rally for Lac-Megantic anniversary CREDIT JENNA FLANAGAN / NEW YORK NOW

Members of The People of Albany United for Safe Energy or P.A.U.S.E. demanded Governor Cuomo stop the trains from converging at the Port of Albany. They also demanded the state move to 100-percent renewable energy saying the governor should, “protect the people and the climate of New York State.”

The rally wasn’t just about the Bakken Crude in Albany, as seen below, the group was also remembering the 47 victims of a derailed train caring Bakken Crude almost 2 years ago in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.

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