In 2012 there were virtually no shipments of oil by rail through the Port of Albany.  Now there are millions of gallons of highly flammable oil being transported on hundreds of rail cars each day.  Derailed rail cars have exploded and will do so again.  Spills have increased exponentially.  A tanker's hull carrying oil on the Hudson has been pierced.  

PAUSE came together on Jan 10, 2014 over public safety and environmental concerns regarding these shipments.  Renewable sources of energy are an option to toxic fossil fuels.  We welcome you to add your voice to the growing chorus opposing the production and distribution of hazardous crude oil.

Climate change will not wait unless we take action.  Please take time to look over the list of currently active petitions.

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commented 2014-11-19 22:16:07 -0500 · Flag
Doubling down on this legal authority is one very good way to get the bomb trains out of Albany and therefore out of NYS. When we do that, it will send a strong message to the rest of the nation.
commented 2014-11-19 21:08:13 -0500 · Flag
DEC can stop the oil trains coming into Albany. They need to utilize Summary Abatement, which is the DEC’s right to protect citizens from imminent hazards such as exploding crude oil.
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.