Protest highlights oil tanker concerns in Albany

WNYT | May 1, 2014 | Staff Report

They're assessing the environmental impact after that huge fire in Virginia.

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The Lynchburg derailment sent three oil tanker cars plunging into the James River.

An estimated 50 thousand gallons of oil either burned up or spilled into a river.

In light of that derailment, protesters are in Albany Thursday, fighting to keep crude oil trains out of the city's port.

The group says this is yet another example of the danger the project would bring to their community.

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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.