Bomb Trains

Vimeo | March 11, 2015 | Video by Messiah Rhodes

Right now in upstate New York, dangerous fracked oil is being transported right next to a affordable housing project. The 179, mostly African American, families that reside there live with nothing but a chain-link fence to protect them from the billon gallons of crude rumbling down the tracks in their backyard and from the nearby oil processing facility.

Last April, I visited the community and interviewed elected officials, residents, environmental regulators, train car mechanics and local journalists who share a common mission: to keep their communities from being blown off the map.

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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.